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how soon after your c-section did you have your period? i had my son 5 weeks ago and started my period last night and its super super heavy and im cramping like crazy!!! is this normal for the first period to be this bad

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I had heard it would be awful, but I lucked out. I didn't get my period until I got through the 28 days of my birth control, which was about 11 weeks after he was born. I started on it after my 6 week checkup. It was heavy but no heavier than it had been before I was pregnant. I'm also 38 though so there might be an age/hormonal difference.

    Answer by amw529 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • mine was HORRIBLE! But the next periods for the following 3 months were only 3 days long and no cramping. Maybe you will get lucky and be like that... :) Good luck and congrats on your new lo! :)

    Answer by leann74016 at 12:52 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • After my c-section I had my period around 6 weeks later, and it was the worst period of my life, I actually went to the hospital because I thought something was wrong. They just told me to take some Ibuprofen. I think it is normal, and it got better after the first one.

    Answer by CupOfJoy at 12:55 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • I didn't get mine until 6 1/2 months. Breastfeeding can keep you from getting it sometimes.

    Answer by aehanrahan at 7:19 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

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