How long did your first period last after you had your baby?

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Jac - posted on 02/02/2010

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Mine was heavy for about 2 weeks, about 5 weeks after delivery & I had a section too so I dont know if that makes it worse.

Samantha - posted on 02/07/2010

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i have the after birth period for 5 weeks and then didnt get my period until about 9 and a half weeks after that... it was crazy heavy for the first 3 or 4 days and slowed down but only lasted a week which is not normal for me at all.. i usually have weekend periods thursday night to monday morning very light so it was crazy how bad my cramps were.. never had them before.. i breastfeed for the first 6 weeks and was on the mini pill thats ok when you breastfeeding for about 5 weeks... now im on the patch

Jessica - posted on 02/03/2010

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with my two i had it 6 weeks straight then it slowed then my 3rd child it was 10 weeks straight really heavey and now she is 4 month and im back to every month 5 days so its heaps better now

Wendy - posted on 02/04/2010

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Mine was the regular week long, but I was on the mini-pill, so that might have affected my cycle. It didn't come back until 11 months after my son was born! I'm hoping it will stay away longer this time around....

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Helaina - posted on 06/19/2013

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Had my afterbirth period for about a week or two then stopped. Now my baby will be 6 months next week and finally just got my 1 st real period. Its been over a year and several months since I had it. Yes, I thought I was pregnant again, but u have to have sex to get pregnant right?!! LOL I'm not on any birth control and been mostly breast feeding her.

Robyn - posted on 02/07/2010

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I've had 2 periods since Fletcher was born. The first came about 6weeks after having him the second a month later, both pretty light and lasted about 4-5 days and I'm still breast feeding!

Jessica - posted on 02/07/2010

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I had a cesarean, and still have not had a real period, just a day of spotting here and there since I stopped bleeding from delivery, I was worried about being preggers again, but tests keep saying no.

Charlene - posted on 02/04/2010

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hey katie :)
this is my 3rd implanon, the other 2 were fine with me, just havin bother with this 1 :( .. have an appointment on monday with my GP

Katie - posted on 02/03/2010

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I had implanon put in at 6weeks, and a couple of weeks later I got a light period that lasted for three weeks. When I normally have light-med period that is 5-7 days (previously on implanon for 7.5 years).

Haven't had another one since, which is normal for me to have bigger gaps than 4 weeks, often 8 weeks.

Everyone's response is different.
It seems a large range of experiences occurs.
Some are lucky to return to their normal.
Ask your family health nurse or family doctor if you are worried.

Christina - posted on 02/03/2010

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every since the fist time i got my period it was barley anything, after i gave birth i only bled for 1 week and then stoped 3 weeks ago i got my first period since giving birth it only lasted 3 days but it was heavy

Charlene - posted on 02/02/2010

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i had my 1st period when alex was 6 weeks old, then i had the inplanon fitted & have bled every day since :( ..

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