This is so odd that I have to ask anon: I am an Adoptive Mom and my child is now 8 yrs old. For 9 straight years (including the date of birth), I have had my period on my child's birthday. I am not a "regular" cycle person, my cycle is completely all over the place so there is no logic for this. For the first 4 years or so I just thought it was ironic, after 9 years I just have to think there is something hormonal that goes on.
Am I completely crazy or has anyone had this happen to them? (Wishing there was still an option for Anon replies, LOL)
Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Adoption
Answer by lovmyhubby at 9:45 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
I have never heard of it. Interesting. Do you keep a calender? You say you are all over the place. Yet systematically each b-day you have your period. It could be there is a pattern - a weird one, but a pattern. One that doesn't go monthly but more if you look at two years you can see a connection or pattern throughout the months. Instead of looking at it from just six months or one year perspective. I have not noticed. And now my son's birthday is coming up next month....I'll pay attention. I hope not though.....it's a pool party.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:58 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:40 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:08 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
I have heard all kinds of psychosomatic phenomena around adoption. I've met a birth mom who said she has recurring dreams that her lower arms were cut off, and a birth mom who said she lactated every month during her period for five years after relinquishment. It's not always concerning adoption but any time I have a very emotional event I get kidney infections. Once, it was adoption related. I was having a very emotional time during my early reunion; I was supposed to be celebrating my 16th wedding anniversary and had postponed it due to the infection. That day my adoptee son came to the movie studio I work at to have lunch with me, there was no way on earth I would call in sick and cancel that lunch. The whole time he was there I was so happy and felt incredibly well, I thought I was better, but the moment he left, all the symptoms came back and I went home to bed. No anniversary celebration for us....
Answer by onethentwins at 3:16 AM on Sep. 8, 2010
....so I have to say I totally believe that this happens to you. Don't doubt it for a moment. I've never heard an amom talk about such things, but I totally believe you.
Don't know why you would wish there was still an anon button though. I'm thrilled it's gone, 'cos I never used it and didn't read anon replies. Always felt like they were just an excuse to be rude.
Answer by onethentwins at 3:20 AM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by So_Blessed7 at 5:38 AM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by mekarevell at 12:52 AM on Oct. 12, 2010