A 32-year-old female asked:
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how soon after having baby will 1st period start? will it take longer to start if breast feeding?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Ovulation needs to occur before menstrual periods resume after delivery. Ovulation can occur within the first six weeks so pregnancy can occur. Typically periods resume within 3 months but may be delayed if breast feeding which can delay resumption of ovulation for 11 weeks on average.
Answered on May 19, 2013
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