Krista - posted on 12/01/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hello Fellow Moms,
This is my first time posting on here. I just joined the group. I have a question about my first postpartum period. My son is 16 and a half months and I am still breastfeeding him. He has not been very interested in solids until recently. I just got my period yesterday fro the first time in 2 years and 2 months. Can't say I've missed it. Hahaha. The reason I'm posting, however, is it is incredibly heavy. I have never really had heavy periods. With this one I am soaking through a super tampon about every hour to two hours. It just doesn't stop. I bled a lot after giving birth, of course, but I've never had a regular menstrual cycle like this. Is it normal for your first postpartum period to be extremely heavy? If so, do they typically stay like this or will they lighten up after a while?