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How long after giving birth did you get your period back?

I am EBFing. Same as with my first. Took 17 months for my period to come back.

I have been moody lately and today I am cramping.

Baby is almost 5 weeks.

Say it isn't so!!!!

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Asked by staciandababy at 8:06 PM on Dec. 28, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • 10 weeks from after birth. Bled for a month with baby blood,then it took me 6 weeks to get a regular period. Not bad really,just 2 weeks late

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:18 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • It's different for everyone, esp. when you're BF-ing. I didn't have one until I had my stupid gall bladder surgery. That threw me out of whack & I started soon after the surgery. Hope you get longer than 5 wks!


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:29 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • As long as I breastfed, I didn't have one, so 13 months with my first and 5 months with my second.


    Answer by Evenstar. at 8:49 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • I EBF all three boys and got my goddamn fucking period right as six weeks each time. Ugh!

    Hope yours stays away!

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:50 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Right away.
    I had a SIL (sister) who was lucky like you. BF= No period. Don't like either one of you :)

    Answer by feralxat at 8:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • 5.5 weeks, I was EBF, too.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 8:55 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • I bled for a Long time after my second one, where the bleeding stopped before I left the hospital with my first. With my first I got it back at about a month, with my second it took about a month to just stop bleeding then I went on the mirena and bled for literally 2 1/2 months and now I barely get spotting. My son is 7mo.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 8:57 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • 15 months thanks to BF

    Answer by liss05 at 9:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • WTF does the E stand for?

    With all my other ones, I had already gotten my period and done before 6 week check up. I still haven't stopped bleeding from after having Victoria :/

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 9:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • With my first, it took almost three weeks for me to stop bleeding after having him, but I ended up having an emergency c-sction, so it took longer to heal. With the other two, after c-sections, it was about a month after I stopped bleeding.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 9:56 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

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