first period after havin a baby

Diane - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




ive finally started my period but its diffrent to my other ones its lighter and theres no craps[which i should be thankful for] but with it get bk to normal ??


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Shawnee - posted on 07/08/2009




i havent had mine yet, i am 11 weeks post partum, but i did breast feed for almost 3 weeks could that be a factor why i havent had one yet,? i know everyone is different..

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hey diane, it might get back to "normal" but you have to remember that what was normal for you before might not be what's normal for you after having a baby. also, the first one after birth might be a little different anyway. just make sure to call your doctor if there is A LOT of bleeding or really intense pain. other than that, it's kind of wait and see. good luck!

Samantha - posted on 07/07/2009




You should be so thankful! When I had my first baby I got mine when he was 11 months old. I thought I was gonna die it was so painful. My 2nd baby was like heaven. No cramps or anything. Now with my third it seems as if I had one for 4 months strait. It was non stop. Now that she is almost 9 months things have settled down and I am not on a normal time line again. Gosh just be happy ! I wish I could be pregnant all the time with out the baby. Loved not having a period!

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I first time I got my period after giving birth, it was just awful. It lasted at least a week and was sooooo heavy. I had cramps like I never had before. It only took about 2 periods to get back to normal. Unfortunatly I did not breastfeed Molly, and have heard that it periods are way different for mom who do breastfeed.

Gemma - posted on 07/07/2009




i got my periods back straight away but they where a bit over the place and iv never realy stuffered bad from cramps and that but i wouldnt worry about it, it will all go back to normal soon x

Angela - posted on 07/07/2009




hi diane,

I got my period back when my little girl was 8 months and it was heaven in comparison to what i was used to. When i got it the second, third and forth time round, it was the cramps and very light. Since then, it's gone back to the way it used to be...and i hate it!!!! I would love to go back on the pill but there is no point since we plan to try for our second child soon. That was my experience....hopefully yours will be better xo

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