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what is your first period supposed to be like after having a baby?

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No rules: There are no absolute rules for your first period after a baby. That being said, most women report it can be quite heavy.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for your first period after having a baby to be really heavy?

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Dr. Wiyatta Freeman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Definitely: Pretty much you've gone over 10 months without having a cycle and that 1st cycle will typically be heavier and more painful. As long as you are not bleeding more than a pad/hour, just stay hydrated.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A 21-year-old female asked:

How long after having a baby should I get my first period ?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: If you are breast feeding you may not start having regular periods back until you stop breast feeding. If you are not breast feeding then periods usually start back in 2-4 months.

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