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how long after you gave birth did you get your first period?

Our babies are 5 1/2 weeks old and it seems like I am already getting one... All of the after birth bleeding had tapered off and now it seems like I'm getting a period already. I'm not breastfeeding so I know that for some people that will affect when you get it. Just wondering if this is normal or not... I go to my doctor on Monday, so I will of course ask her. I just wanted some feedback on others' experiences.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (13)
  • With my first I was formula feeding & got my first period around 5 weeks. With my second I was Bf'ing & still got my period around 5 weeks.

    Answer by lizafur13 at 1:25 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • 3 months

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:38 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • I got my period the day i went for my 6wk postpartum check up.. Its completely normal to have a period that early, especially when your not breastfeeding. Relax ;)

    Answer by MomToFour247 at 11:45 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • 13 months, but I was breastfeeding. Still...I've known exclusively breastfeeding moms to get their periods back at six weeks. Just about everything seems to be normal!

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:46 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • It took 13 months for me to get my period but I was breastfeeding until then. But, everyone is different.

    Answer by IsaacMom2007 at 11:52 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • 10 months, but I also was breastfeeding.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 12:00 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • i bled for 8 weeks, then i got my period about a month after that, i was not breastfeeding

    Answer by Trinity32188 at 12:32 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • its normal...youre body is changing and trying to go back to normal...I got my period 5 months after b/c I am breastfeeding. I have them now but they are short and not painful.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 12:35 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I was breastfeeding my dd and I got my period back around 7 weeks after she was born.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:32 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • With my kids I stopped bleeding two weeks after they were born then I got a period 4 weeks after that.

    Answer by badd_kitten at 2:05 AM on Feb. 15, 2009