when are you due to get your period after a baby?

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Rochelle - posted on 03/09/2009

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I had a c-section and bled for a week. My son is now 13 months old and I've had bits of spotting here and there but no full-on period. I am still breastfeeding though so maybe once I stop, it will happen.

Lisa - posted on 03/06/2009

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The doctor told me that once you stop breastfeeding you normally get it shortly there after. If you don't breastfeed I'm not sure when.

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Caitlyn - posted on 01/29/2014

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i had my baby november 21st 2013 and its january 29th 2014 now and still havent had my pierod i called my obgyn and they said since i dont breast feed i should have my pierod the beginning of january 2014 which is 6 weeks after delivery i havent done anything to stop getting pregnant because they said i cant start anything till i start my pierod. What does everyone think?

Caitlyn - posted on 01/29/2014

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I had my daughter november 21st 2013 and still havent had my pierod yet and its january 29th 2014 i called my obgyn and they said since i dont breast feed i should of started the beginning of january so 6 weeks after delivery but ii havent yet and havent used any thing to stop from getting pregnant again because i have to start my pierod before i could do anything. What does everyone think?

Tamara - posted on 03/09/2009

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I didn't get mine until about 15 months postpartum than it was the almost 3 week sea of blood.

Leanne - posted on 03/07/2009

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Hi Renee,

I just breast fed (no formula) and so it held off mine for a long time. I just started getting it and it is no where near regular and my son is over 9 months old! Just take advantage of the fact that you dont have it yet! I am not taking BCps either as they can decrease milk supply in some women. I would talk to your dr if you are worried but if you are breastfeeding and there are no other concerns from your dr then dont worry about it- be happy you dont have to worry about it!

Ashley - posted on 03/07/2009

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my son was about 3 months when i got mine...he was also in the hospital for two months so being stressed could have also been why i didnt get it. once he got out of the hospital it was about 2 days later and i had it. So ya he was about 3 months or so. Dont worry i was also stressing about why i wasnt getting it and that was prob another reason. Try not to stress too much, i am sure everything is fine!!.....

Amanda - posted on 03/07/2009

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Hi Renee, i remember my doctor telling me that after you have a baby, you bleed for up to 6 weeks, and after that, your actuall next period is 2 weeks later!! It was true for me. Hope this helps. The period 2 weeks later is the one that you get back on track with. I actually only bled for 2 weeks, and had my normal period about 2 weeks after that, so by the time i went in for the 6 week checkup for me and baby, i had already stopped bleeding and stopped my first period! I was lucky! lol Good luck:)

Caren1±JaA - posted on 03/07/2009

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I bled almost 6 weeks after my first. I breast fed and supplemented until he was 5 months old. I also decided to go on depo prevera afterwards ( 3 month injection). Bad mistake, that stuff is like toxic waste for your body. It didn't matter if I breast fed or not. I had a very long period and 2 weeks in between. I didn't get a second injection. I was back on normal periods before by the time I finished breatfeeding. After my second I started almost like clockwork. I bled for about 4 weeks, and then about 30 days later I got another period, This one I only breastfed and not supplemented (he was premature by 4 weeks). I think if you look at if you had spent allot of time on birth control before hand, it may take you longer to get on a regular cycle again. I never took BC Pills. I am useless with any kind of pill, BC or otherwise....They say if you start on a Birth control program after giving birth, it actually takes 3 months to become completely effective and regular. so BECAREFUL!!!! . The cramps you may be feeling are actually your uterus contracting. Especially if you are brreastfeeding. They say it helps to get your figure back. I am still not convinced though about that. Your uterus was stretched so much that it needs to go back to its orginal size. Maybe after that happens you will start getting your periods again.

Sam - posted on 03/07/2009

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It was different after all 4 of my children so you really cant compare to be honest the cramps you are getting are probably your body going back to where it should be sometimes this dosnt bother people sometimes it does it is probably nothing to worry about at all like others have said if you get concerned contact your doctor but your body will settle in its own time :)

Jeannie - posted on 03/06/2009

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Not a problem, I think with my first one, she was 11 weeks early, so it was all new to me, lol, i was callin my ob/gyn alot, i didn't know anything, the nurse usually answered my questions but the dr was there if i wanted more info, and btw, what a DOLL!! she is adorable, totally huggable and kissable, so i say let ur body and ur dr figure out ur period and go back to kissin on that sweet thing!!

Jeannie - posted on 03/06/2009

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I would say it just depends your body, if you're really concerned contact your gyno, and ask her/him just to make sure everything is okay.  You might be one of the lucky ones, with my daughter it was over 2 months after I had her, and that was because I went back on birth control, but with my son it was closer to 3 months.  I would say make sure you have what you need at all times, just in case you start, but I wouldnt be concerned about it until you talk to your doctor, I say enjoy not having that wonderful gift and enjoy your daughter!! But really, ir you are concerned about it, please contact your doctor, they can tell you more information and even check to see everything is okay with you.

Karen - posted on 03/06/2009

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It depends on your body.  Both boys I nursed and got my period before I quit nursing.  Thank goodness we have that break, because with a newborn, who even THINKS about changing a tampon let alone going to the bathroom!!??

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2009

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lol well thats good! i got pregnant the first time i didnt use a condom with my second daughter. once you have a child you get pregnant like a snap of a finger. i wish you all the best of luck with your little baby

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2009

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lol well thats good! i got pregnant the first time i didnt use a condom with my second daughter. once you have a child you get pregnant like a snap of a finger. i wish you all the best of luck with your little baby

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2009

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I stopped breastfeeding my first daughter at 9 months and i got my first period when she was 14 months old. so it really all depends on your body. i wouldnt be to concerned just make sure you are using some sort of birth control because it is extremly easy to get ppregnant at this time.

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After giving birth (vag) I bled for 4 weeks then one week later I got my period. I was breastfeeding but only pumping for the first 5 weeks. Then I went strictly to breastfeeding and haven't had one again. Breastfeeding really helps not to get your period...the reason I got mine was bc I was only pumping. But every woman is different. My cousin was bottle feeding her son formula and she didn't get a period for six months.

Katrina - posted on 03/06/2009

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I stopped breastfeading after about 2-3 weeks (it just wasn't working) and after my 6 wk checkup I started back on birth control and I got it exactly when I was supposed to. On the 4th week. So in all I got mine at around 2 1/2 months after she was born.

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After giving birth (vag) I bled for 4 weeks then one week later I got my period. I was breastfeeding but only pumping for the first 5 weeks. Then I went strictly to breastfeeding and haven't had one again. Breastfeeding really helps not to get your period...the reason I got mine was bc I was only pumping. But every woman is different. My cousin was bottle feeding her son formula and she didn't get a period for six months.

Teresa - posted on 03/06/2009

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I nursed my children. So no period. Several months after stopping I had my period but you can still conceive during this time of no periods..

Amie - posted on 03/06/2009

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Everyone's different. I got mine between 2-6 months after having mine and I BF all of mine. Some women go even longer.

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