Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
karlitacat's Avatar
karlitacat
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: RI
Posts: 443
My Mood:
Re: period back at 4mo pp

My sister-in-law, who has six boys, sings praises about the fact that she wouldn't get her period back for over a year (as long as she was nursing, so sometimes more). I was SO UPSET when I got mine back around my 6-week PP OB-GYN visit. I exclusively nursed AND pumped, but once you get your period back it's there to stay (though it might be irregular). After my second delivery, it came back sooner. *Sigh* I'm NOT looking forward to it after the arrival of baby #3 next month. I'll just be getting over PP bleeding!

Advertisement

__________________
Mommy to Gwendolyn 11.19.07, Josiah 11.21.09, Adeline 2.20.13, & angel baby Shiloh
Feedback: e-Bay, Etsy, & Amazon
Follow me & my crazy thoughts on Wordpress
.
karlitacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #12
apboyles's Avatar
apboyles
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 529
My Mood:
Re: period back at 4mo pp

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama_K View Post
Mine came back three months pp, I was really hoping for a break from aunt flo!
Me too! Especially as my BFF didn't get hers back at all while BF so I was expecting not to get it. But nope, he was three months old and aunt flo decided to visit. And she showed up like clockwork, pretty much every 27-28 days after. Ugh.
__________________
A - Wife to W, mommy to C born 09/10 and J born 03/13
apboyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
Krafter
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 21
My Mood:
Re: period back at 4mo pp

My son was born at 35 weeks 5 days and weighed 8 lbs 9oz. I was induced due to severe pre-eclampsia. I had to pump for the first few weeks as my son was so drugged and a preemie that he barely stayed awake for a bottle let alone a breast he had to work hard at. At 4 1 /2 weeks post-partum I had gall bladder surgery and a week later Aunt flow showed up. I was almost done bleeding and then it took another 2 1/2 weeks to stop bleeding. My mom freaked out that I was hemoraging because she went years without a period nursing! It just happens to some of us. It just really sucks to PMS while recovering from surgery and not know it, lol!
Krafter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #14
bai18176's Avatar
bai18176
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 716
My Mood:
Mine came back at 5 w pp last time. Totally sucked. And it was very regular despite the constant breastfeeding. Some of us are just lucky, I guess. My SIL called me one day in a panic because she got hers at 9 m pp and thought that was so early! I told her she was lucky
__________________
Brook, wife to D, mama of S('05), I('06), E('08), E ('11), Adella & Bria (4/16/13)
bai18176 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #15
NYEMom1231
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 145
Re: period back at 4mo pp

With my first, I got my period back a few days shy of 5 months postpartum. It was permanent, despite breastfeeding until 19 months, including extra pumping for a stash for 14 months.
NYEMom1231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #16
birdinhand's Avatar
birdinhand
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 529
Re: period back at 4mo pp

Mine have come back at 5 months, 5 months, and 4 months. If you have a higher estrogen level, you can get your periods back sooner. Personally, I didn't mind it, because we use FAM, so without a period I am always worried I could get pregnant, whereas once it was back I knew when to expect it.

With my first he didn't even eat solids until 14 months, and still it came!. After my second baby was born, I was tandem nursing him and his brother -- I expected it to stay away longer, but it still came back at 5 months. I always nurse my babies ad lib, never use bottles or pacis, nurse 2-3 times a night up until 6ish month, and still get them back early. I am okay with it, it's just how my body works.
__________________
Mama of 4 boys ages 13, 11, 7, and homebirth baby born 4-6-13
"No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother." Ezra Taft Benson
doula, childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor
birdinhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #17
AmarilloMommy's Avatar
AmarilloMommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 573
Re: period back at 4mo pp

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdeweese View Post
Mine returned immediately and stayed. It's very common. Sorry!
Same here!
AmarilloMommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #18
Namiko's Avatar
Namiko
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: the Rocky Mountains
Posts: 1,130
My Mood:
Re: period back at 4mo pp

Mine came back at 2 mo pp but then i haven't had it since. . . which i am perfectly fine with. I keep expecting it everyday though
__________________
SAHM and sometimes WAHM, DD1 DD2
Namiko is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.