Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How Long after birth did you get your first period?

My son is now almost 7 months old and I have not had a period since I found out I was pregnant pretty much. How long after your kids were born did you get your first period? What was it like compared to your before-baby periods? Just curious about what to expect! Thanks ladies!

Answer Question
 
klopez08

Asked by klopez08 at 11:59 AM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Health

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • well are you breastfeeding?
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 12:00 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Well the post pregnancy bleeding lasted about 3 weeks for me and after that it came back regularly after about 2 or 3 weeks so roughly a month and a half after I had my son my period was back and regular. 7 months is a long time to go without it after he was born. Did you test to make sure you are not in fact pregnant again? I would make an appointment with your doctor.
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:01 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • OH AND BTW I AM BREASTFEEDING..I can't figure out how to edit my question so yes I am breastfeeding!
    klopez08

    Answer by klopez08 at 12:28 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • 6 weeks despite breast feeding. Breast feeding if done every 4 hours consistently will usually keep your period away.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 12:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • With the exception of during my four pregnancies, my after-birth bleeding went on for 6-8wks, and my periods returned 2wks after that. EVEN THO I WAS BREASTFEEDING.
    some of us are just unlucky.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Health
cramps?

Next question overall (About CafeMom)
changing my password

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN