how long after a c-section should i have my first period... my baby 11wks ..

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Mercy Chipo - posted on 11/25/2010

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my baby will be 8mnths on the 1st of Dec, l had him by c-section on the 1st of April this year n l havent had my period as well, am breastfeeding.and since l had my baby my tummy is still big since l couldn't exercise coz of the opp n my other problem is l have a big navel n its been bigger after the c-section l look like am 3mnths pregnant.pliz help.what cn l also use 4 keloids?

Kristina - posted on 10/12/2009

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I had my son last December, and did not breast feed, but I didn't get my period back until almost the end of March... It just depends on your own body..

Suja - posted on 10/12/2009

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I had my baby in March, I just had my 1st period in Sep, which is 6 months, and yes I was nursing...

Ewa - posted on 10/12/2009

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Normally, your cycle should resume in 6 to 8 weeks following delivery, but as the ladies said before, nursing and your own hormonal changes will have an affect.

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there is no such thing as a 'normal' time for your period to return after giving birth...
there are alot of factors that effect it...
1) breastfeeding vs bottle feeding
2) type of delivery
3) whether you had regular cycles before you feell pregnant.

having said that generally speaking its around either the 12 week mark or once you stop feeding. your period can also come back once then go away again... and can also be very irregular for the first year or so.

mine returned at 9 weeks after my c-section and i was fulling breastfeeding... they have come every 6 weeks since!

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Kim - posted on 10/12/2009

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There is no normal time for your period to return, it will just come back when it is ready. I had all four of my children by c - section, and my period came back after a different amount of time each time.

Toni - posted on 10/12/2009

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It all depends on if you're nursing or not. If you are, it'll take longer for your period to start back up. If not, around 12 weeks or a bit after.

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