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How long does it take for periods to go back to normal after having a baby?

How long does it take for periods to go back to normal after having a baby?

1st menses postpartu: If the mother is breast feeding on demand (all the time with no other food) for up to 56 days. Otherwise it is not predictable. Remember that mothers breast feeding or not may ovulate before the first menstruation shows up, increasing the chances of pregnancy. The more breast feeding the farther the menstruation will show up. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to wait for second period if you had your first post-partum period already?

How long is it normal to wait for second period if you had your first post-partum period already?

Depends: It depends on if you are breast feeding. If you r breast feeding than it can be very unpredictable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min -?

Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min -?

Not normal: Is this the first period since delivery? Was everything ok with delivery and did bleeding stopped as expected afterwards? Were your periods heavy before preg.? Periods can become a bit heavier after pregnancy but a tampon every 45 min seems a lot. I'd see your OB-GYN, esp. If heavy bleeding continues, cramping, fever, dizzy or weak. ...Read more

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I got period 7-8 weeks post partum & heavy & lasted over a week. Stopped a few days now it's back! On pack 1 of birth control pills. Is this normal?

I got period 7-8 weeks post partum & heavy & lasted over a week. Stopped a few days now it's back! On pack 1 of birth control pills. Is this normal?

Break through Bleed: This is fairly common as you adjust to the new birth control pills. If it doesn't settle down, you might need a higher dose pill. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months post partum And got my period back yesterday. Today I feel really dIZZY, lightheaded, and nauseous. Is this normal from getting my period?

I'm 3 months post partum And got my period back yesterday. Today I feel really dIZZY, lightheaded, and nauseous. Is this normal from getting my period?

3 months post partum: If you were nursing during the "three months", it is possible that your cycle did start normally at three months after delivery. If you were not nursing, it should have started earlier. Get an HCG pregnancy test (serum) and if negative the bleeding is probably your period. If positive, see your obstetric provider to make sure you do not have a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby does it take hormones to back to normal. Had period last month. 3 days late. So cramping.

How long after having a baby does it take hormones to back to normal. Had period last month. 3 days late. So cramping.

Soon: If you are not breastfeeding and had a period, your hormones should normalize this month. The first period may be heavier that usual, as you may be cleaning out any tissue that remained from delivery. ...Read more

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How long should my first post partum period last?

How long should my first post partum period last?

Heavier and longer: The first post partum period is often heavier and longer. If you have bleeding that lasts twice as long as your usual menses I would follow up with the delivering dooctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my first post partum period yet. It's been 8 months. Is this normal, or should I be worried?

I haven't gotten my first post partum period yet. It's been 8 months. Is this normal, or should I be worried?

Check preg test: Some women who are breast feeding full time, including at night, may not get a period for a while. Other reasons could be pregnancy or something stopping ovulation such as a hormone issue. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Two periods last month none this month 4 post partum is this normal?

Two periods last month none this month 4 post partum is this normal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasn't stopped.?

I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasn't stopped.?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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7.5 weeks post partum, second child. Got what I assumed to be a period 2 and a half weeks ago and have been bleeding every since. Ultrasound was fine?

7.5 weeks post partum, second child. Got what I assumed to be a period 2 and a half weeks ago and have been bleeding every since. Ultrasound was fine?

May be normal: Are you breast feeding? Using any form of birth control? Sexually active? All of these may effect cycles after delivery. If bleeding is heavy and frequent need to change pads, you should seek care to rule out infection or other processes. If scant spotting, this can be normal with first cycle following delivery. ...Read more

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How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

Tough one: If actively breast-feeding and no menses since delivery you are not ovulating and thus unlikely to conceive or become pregnant. Sorry. Enjoy the bonding time with the one you have. Breast feeding so very important to your child especially for the first year of life. No real way to make your periods (and ovulation) start up again safely. Let nature take its course. Dr. R ...Read more

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I am 9 months post partum and stopped bf 2 months ago. I still have not had a period, is this normal? I have had negative at home pregnancy tests.

QUITE NORMAL: Wait a few more months for your cycles to resume. Are you feeling ok? Any postpartum depression? As long as you feel well, rest assuredthat all is well. ...Read more

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Am 13 weeks post partum. Exclusive breastfeeding. Got period just before 12 weeks and am bleeding again w. mild cramping. Normal? Concerning? Call dr?

Am 13 weeks post partum. Exclusive breastfeeding. Got period just before 12 weeks and am bleeding again w. mild cramping. Normal? Concerning? Call dr?

Mild?: You can call your doctor anytime but if bleeding/cramping is mild I'd watch for a few days. If worsening or lasts longer call the doctor. Good wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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I had my baby 8 weeks ago. I'm not breast feeding & had post partum bleeding for 3 weeks. When could I expect my period?

I had my baby 8 weeks ago. I'm not breast feeding & had post partum bleeding for 3 weeks. When could I expect my period?

Depends: Depends on how fast you heal. If you are not anemic and pretty healthy, you may see a period within the month. If you are taking birth control, depending upon what it is, this may affect your cycle. Check with you provider for this discussion. ...Read more

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It's day 13 of my first post partum period and still very heavy flow. Is this normal or should I see a doctor (I am on birth control pills)?

It's day 13 of my first post partum period and still very heavy flow. Is this normal or should I see a doctor (I am on birth control pills)?

Uterine "purge": The uterus is emptying everything from the pregnancy out a this time. That includes blood, debris, and gestation tissue remnants. The bleeding should eventually slow down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it is bright red, call your OB now and make an appointment as the bleeding may be due to retained placental tissue. ...Read more

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My cervix is low, 5 months post partum and breast feeding although my periods have returned. It's uncomfortable for over a week. Normal pap done recen?

My cervix is low, 5 months post partum and breast feeding although my periods have returned. It's uncomfortable for over a week. Normal pap done recen?

Pelvic relaxation: After having children, the ligaments that support the uterus (and cervix along with it) can be less strong than before, and for some women their pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, etc) can 'fall' (or prolapse). The fact that your delivery was relatively recent (and the fact that you are still breastfeeding), means you may get some improvement in this 'stretching' over time. It doesn't sound worris. ...Read more

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Hey I am 17 and get a period every other month once a month and only for 3 days is that normal and can I have babies?

Hey I am 17 and get a period every other month once a month and only for 3 days is that normal and can I have babies?

Yes: This means you only ovulate, or produce an egg, once every other month. A period can last from 3-7 days and be normal. You will be able to become pregnant during the month that you ovulate ...Read more

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If a woman experiences puberty late, can she have babies for a longer period?

If a woman experiences puberty late, can she have babies for a longer period?

No connection: Age of onset of puberty is when a woman starts ovulating, generally once per month. The overall number of eggs that ovulate or become fertilized is a set number (as compared to men, where the testicles make new sperm all the time). When a woman stops ovulating, she can no longer get pregnant, generally age 45-50. However, when this occurs, is--as I am aware--is not related to puberty. ...Read more