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Did your periods change after having a baby?

Mine went from medium-slightly heavy for 5 days with extremely painful cramping, which I think were cysts or something.
Now it's heavy for 7 days and no cramping. But I hate it being heavy, it's been such a mess. I don't think I own a decent pair of panties anymore.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Apr. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (8)
  • Mine went from lasting 7 days to lasting 3 days....Yipeeeeeee

    Answer by diamondmamma at 12:36 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Yes, mine have changed also.

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 12:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • after my daughter they became regular like clockwork, and only lasted 3 days. i'm hoping they stay like that when they come back ( i have a 9 month old son)

    Answer by jcsmummy at 12:42 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Well, for the first 4-5 months, I had no period at all. Then I had an IUD inserted and so I still don't have one. I don't know if it just hasn't gotten back to normal or if it is now, because of the IUD. I also breastfed, so that could be why I never got one for those first 4-5 months.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:59 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I'm the same way as the OP. I had normal flow 5 day first day crampy periods, then after having my first and third (didn't have one between 2 and 3 because 3 was a surprise baby) they became between 7-10 days long. It's been awful. I'm about to have #4 and I am getting a tubal ligation and an endometrial ablation (they take out the lining of your uterus so you don't have a period anymore). I'm so excited! No more periods and I will maintain my sex drive unlike if I had a hysterectomy!

    Answer by naomianne2 at 1:14 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • before i got pregnant my periods were very heavy with horrid cramps and they lasted 6-7 days. after my dd and breastfeeding my period lasts 3 days, no cramps. and its light the whole time.

    Answer by emmalouwho at 1:17 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Yes, they do change! I had terrible cramps before I had my DD1. After having her, I have never had a cramp. I bleed just as bad, and it lasts anywhere from 5-7 days whereas they were longer before.

    Answer by ThaMCE at 1:22 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • mine went from light and lasting only 3 days to heavy and last 7 days.
    about 1 month ago i had mine for 3 weeks but i had my son in sept.
    the doctor just thought it could be my birth control that it was a low dosage but never changed it.

    Answer by margarita13 at 2:47 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

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