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After having a baby do I have to have my first period to ovulate

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Now: As long as you are getting periods you should be fertile. Most doctors would recommend waiting till your next period to try to get pregnant to reduce ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Spotting: Just spotting now. Are you breast feeding? Any chance you're pregnant? What are you using for contraception? Maybe your period is coming. Reply and ma ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: It is time to see your dr. You have several issues. Abnormal bleeding and vaginal swelling. Examination is needed before treatment.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
See your physician. : Obviously there is something wrong. Infection? Ruptured tissue? Please see your physician asap.
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is likely: The prolonged bleeding which has contributed to vulvovaginitis. It sounds like you need to see your doc. Antibiotics or a medicine for yeast would ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Breast feeding: As long as you are breast feeding your period may be postponed. Brown spotting may be old old blood.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: You will generally ovulate about two weeks before each period starts.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Typically, your 1st day of menses is 14 days after ovulation. There's wide individual variation, however.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ovulation is: Hard to time from when your period ends; so generally we say it happens around 2 weeks before your next expected period.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Days: About 10 to 14 days.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Retrospective: The best and easiest way to know if one is ovulating is to chart cycles and look back at the pattern. If you have regular 28 day cycles - "like clock ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Ovulation is necessary to start having natural periods.
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