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How Long After Breastfeeding Will I Get My Period
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Nursing & menses: How long it takes a woman to get her period after birth if she's nursing is variable. The amount the baby nurses comes into play, so if the baby is nursing a lot less once solids are started, the mom could start menstruating again. From personal experience, i started menstruating 1 1/2 years after birth with both of my kids. ...Read more
4-8 weeks: A little bit depends on if you stopped from full feedings cold turkey to nothing or gradually weaned the breast feedings. You can ovulate while still breast feeding, and many a mom has become pregnant while still nursing without even having a period (my second child, a wonderful young man and new dad, is such a child!). But hormones usually get back on track within a couple of months of weaning. ...Read more
Maybe: A woman's cycle during breast feeding is often interrupted due to changes in hormone levels in her body. It's absence during breast feeding is considered normal. However, every woman is different and each cycle's reaction to breast feeding will vary. You should consider yourself fertile during breastfeeding, as ovulation may occur without warning & with any minor alterations in feeding schedules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had my baby September 27th it's been 7weeks when will I get my period? I am not breastfeeding but I have been having unprotected sex with my hubby
Pregnancy?: It is possible to get pregnant prior to having a period after you give birth. It would be prudent for you to do a pregnancy test. There are other reasons for the delayed return of your period but that would be the one to check first. If you don't want to get pregnant so soon, you should obtain contraception and start it asap if you are not pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's normal to have spotting, irregular bleeding, all types of irregular cycles, basically, when one is breastfeeding. Typically in the first 6 months, you won't ovulate, and hormone of breastfeeding, prolactin, influences estrogen and progesterone, the normal hormones of cycle. Unclear how long it will last. Different for every woman. Enjoy bonding with baby! ...Read more
MENSTRUATION: It should normally come 6-8weeks postpartum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: Typically a woman who is breastfeeding does not ovulate for several months she therefore will not have a period. Since it is hard to know when ovulation (egg release) will resume, birth control of some sort should be used, however, --assuming that another pregnancy is not an immediate goal. ...Read more
I'm breastfeeding & don't have a period b/c if this. Can i still get pregnant?Had her 7weeks ago.
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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