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did you period change after you had your first child?

before i had my son, my period was very light, and it only lasted for 3 days and my only symptoms were emotional, moody, bloated & breaking out. since ive had my son, its really heavy, lasts for 4-5 days, and my symptoms are all the same ones, plus i get cramps, i get nauses, and really tired. did your period change too after having a child? & if it did, did it go back to normal eventually?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Health

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  • Well there you have it. Every answer in the book. As my OB-GYN always told me, your female body is always changing. Each stage of your life will bring yet another period to adjust to, as well as after each pregnancy.

    Answer by auntifrog at 12:58 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Yeap. What happened to you happened to me!! I am on Yaz birth control pills now and my period is about 2 days, very light, no cramps, no mood swings...just really tired the week or so before.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:50 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Mine did it got longer after i had kids. but i also was on birth control which makes is shorter. and am not on BC now . but it did gwt longer :(

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • After my first, my periods got a day or two longer, but same consistency and same symptoms (or lack thereof, in my case). After my second, I started getting cramps just before my period started, and my cycles are a bit more regular. But I'm still breastfeeding, so that's likely to change in the long run.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • well, i've never given birth.
    But after my first pregnancy i did start to get cramps and had a longer period.
    after my second pregnancy i developed fatigue, moodiness, and loss of appetite in addition to my other symptoms.
    I actually have less bloating when i'm off BC then when i'm on.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:03 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Mine were always about 2days not bad either till my 3rd child its been 5yrs an they are still 6-7 days heavy with all the crap that goes with it. I wish it would go back to normal!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Yupe!

    Mine got stronger, more cramping/back pain, head ackes increased, moodyness + tiredness increased (maybe also due to the fact kids are stressful little creatures..LOL! )

    I'm not on BC but had a tubal ligation a couple yrs. ago - so still the same.

    Answer by Nynne at 11:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Yes, mine became lighter and shorter. LOVE IT!


    Answer by KairisMama at 11:17 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Mine were the opposite, they got so much better after I had kids, they are a little lighter and probably last as long, but I used to have horrible cramps and now I don't. I've been pregnant or breastfeeding for most of the past 5 years though, so once I no longer have babies it may eventually go back to normal, I don't know.

    Answer by mybella81 at 11:30 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Mine got lighter and shorter AND........REGULAR, like clockwork!!!!

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

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