A friend of mine had her tubes tied and didn't get her period until 8 months post-partum. Having your tubes tied just means that the egg, when released, doesn't have anywhere to go to get fertilized. But the hormones regulating your cycle are still there, and you still ovulate, which is what signals your body to have a period about two weeks afterward. Ovulation can happen as early as 3-6 weeks post-partum (giving you a period at 5-8 weeks), or as late as 12 months or more. If you're not breastfeeding, your period should show soon. If you are breastfeeding, it can delay ovulation making it months before you get your period (or it could come tomorrow), and since the process of ovulation isn't affected by a tubal ligation, you still have to wait until about two weeks after you ovulate to get a period. When that will happen, though, there's no telling, unless you start charting or use OPKs just for that purpose.
at 10:41 AM on Sep. 23, 2009