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Irregular period after birth?

Hi moms =)

I have a quick question. Is it normal to have irregular periods after having a child? i have a 6 month old daughter and ever since she was born I've had irregular periods. Whats the longest you've gone without a period after having a baby??

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NathyEriJose

Asked by NathyEriJose at 10:35 PM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • 72 days. The first year, I was never regular. It can take up to a year.
    Are you breastfeeding? That can also play a part in it.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • 7 months. I exclusively breastfed my DD and my period didn't come back until she was 7 months old once she started eating some solids.
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 10:40 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Took about a year.
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:42 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Thanks for replying I realy need advice!!
    No, I am not breastfeeding so I'm very worried. It's been a month and a half without any signs of period. Do you think it's normal for this to happen after having a child??
    NathyEriJose

    Comment by NathyEriJose (original poster) at 10:44 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • yep, normal. about once a year, I will go late.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Ever since I had my daugther my period has been irregular,
    Lilmama0985

    Answer by Lilmama0985 at 11:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • normal. Are you on any form of BC?
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:15 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Everyone's body is different....I was breastfeeding so I didn't get one for 6 months after each child.....after I stopped BFing, they were really irregular for about another 6 months...then they slipped back into a predictable pattern.
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 7:28 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Thanks!! You all made me feel better!! I'm not on BC but I am considering it. Then I guess it is normal to have irregular periods my last period was Jan 30 that's almost 2 months without a period..
    NathyEriJose

    Comment by NathyEriJose (original poster) at 12:00 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Very very normal. After I had my first, I bled for 12 weeks! I thought I was going to need a transfusion or something. Then, it was irregular for about a year after, even with taking birth control to regulate it and of course, prevent another pregnancy.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:58 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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