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Old 10-06-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Had my first PPperiod sept 5. My cycles are always 28days so i assume my period is late. Does it take a few months to get regular again?
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Yes, for some women it does. I had a 16 week loss in July and my cycles are slowly going back down to where they belong. I also wanted to add that my periods never went back exactly the same after any of my births. They were close but never exact.
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Re: Postpartum period question

With my first, I wasn't stopped BF'ing at 6wks, got AF back 2 weeks later, and they were normal from there on out.
With the rest of my kids, I got AF around 5-6m PP, but I was EBF.

DD is currently almost 8m and I've had one period and I'm on CD 48.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Re: Postpartum period question

Absolutely!

After DS1 was born, I had my first period at 6 months. I was regular after that but I believe it's because I was on hormonal birth control.

With DS2, after he was born I got my first period when he was about 16 months old. Days between the first day of each cycle.

Cycle 1 and cycle 2: 45 days
Cycle 2 and cycle 3: 35 days
Cycle 3 and cycle 4: 30 days
Cycle 4, got pregnant with DS3. Based on my chart at www.mymonthlycycles.com, that would have been a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days, based on when he was concieved.

After DS3 was born, he was about 17 months old when my period came back. And it looked a lot like the above cycles.... I returned to "Regular" after about 5 cycles. My cycles were 29 to 30 days long. I was so regular that I KNEW as soon as my cycle was late that I was pregnant again. I was 3 days late before I got a positive test with DD.

Breastfeeding also suppresses ovulation for the majority of women.
If brestfeeding meets these requirementis it's just as effective as the pill, which adds to the non-ovulation:
1. Baby is EXCLUSIVELY breast fed.
2. Baby gets all sucking needs done at breast (no pacifier, mommy let's baby pacify suck on her).
3. Baby is not going more than 4 hours at night between BFing
4. Baby is less than 6 months old.

So if you and your baby meet these "qualifications" then that increases the possibility that your cycle won't return, or won't be regular as well.

The older baby gets, and the less he/she BF's (or the less frequently he/she BF's) will increase the chance of your cycle returning and being more regular.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: Postpartum period question

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Yes, for some women it does. I had a 16 week loss in July and my cycles are slowly going back down to where they belong. I also wanted to add that my periods never went back exactly the same after any of my births. They were close but never exact.
I was the opposite... my cycles were never really regular unless I was on hormonal birth control.

After my second son was born, I decided to NOT use any hormonal birth control and after a few cycles my period DID get VERY regular. To the point that I KNEW I was pregnant at just 1 day "late" when I got preggo with DD.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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Glory glory halleluiah, got my period today! Thanks mamas!

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