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How long does the first period last after you have a baby?

I had my baby 4 months ago. Yesterday, I started my first period in a year. :( How long can I expect this to last? Same as prior to pregnancy or a lot longer?

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deccaf

Asked by deccaf at 11:26 AM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I just started my first period after giving birth. I am on day 3 so far, and the heavy bleeding & cramps just started.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 11:27 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I think mine was about 6 days.
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 11:28 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • um well i got my first period a month after and it lasted a week. i went on bc right after so i have light but lingering periods. light bleeding for 6 days
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:29 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • i BF so i got mine back when my dd was 6 months old and it lasted a week but was super heavy!!! sorry tmi! but yeah!
    Caroline2010

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 11:33 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • That greatly depends on your body. It can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:52 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

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