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

(minimum 6 characters)

how long after given birth do you get your period?

Answer Question

Asked by angelkcm2 at 2:12 PM on May. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

Level 4 (49 Credits)
Answers (12)
  • Well you bleed right after having a baby and that can last up to 8 weeks and then you could get a period right after that or it could be a month. There is no set time. Some get it monthly while others bleed for 6 weeks go off for a few days then bleed for another week or two.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 2:14 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • That depends entirely on the person and whether you are bfing or ffing. I breastfed and didn't get my period until I dropped to 2 feeding per day which was 9 months with DS #1 and 12 months with DS #2.

    Answer by MamaJAG at 2:15 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • It depends on if you breast feed. I bf my son exclusively at first, and then weaned to a few times a day. My period came back when he was 5 1/2 months old. I was still nursing, just not as much.

    Answer by mompam at 2:16 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • My sister breast fed and got her period each month about 7 weeks after having my niece and she stopped at 4 months so bf or ff can make a difference but not always.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • 14 months

    Answer by jellyphish at 2:24 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • 7 months. I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months and then about a month later (maybe a bit longer), my period showed up again.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 3:05 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • It was different with each of my kiddos.
    #1~got my first period at 4 wks post.
    #2~got it at 4 mths post cuz of breastfeeding and bc pills.
    #3~got it at like 5-6 wks post.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 3:18 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • With my first, I didn't until I quit nursing. With my second, I did after 4 months even though I am still breastfeeding.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 3:56 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • 14 mths w/ my 1st.
    21 mths w/ my 2nd

    Answer by chiclet731 at 4:42 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • 11 months

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 5:09 PM on May. 11, 2009

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