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When is it normal to start my period after giving birth?

When is it normal to start my period after giving birth?

Depends: It can be normal to have menses one month after birth. Others may take 6 weeks or more. It will depend on whether you are breast feeding & perhaps on any medications you may be on or took in the post partum period. Every woman is different. Pregnancy can occur without a period as a woman can ovulate soon after birth and get pregnant without menses. Contraception is very important post partum. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have an irregular period after giving birth?

Is it normal to have an irregular period after giving birth?

Yes: Periods can be very irregular after childbirth. Things that will affect the regularity of your periods are breast feeding (will delay them), birth control, and the normal hormonal changes that come with childbirth. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy first period after giving birth? Should I be worried?

Is it normal to have a heavy first period after giving birth? Should I be worried?

Normal: A heavy period after childbirth is nothing to be concerned about. Periods can change completely after giving birth. You will just have to wait to see if your periods resume to their pre-childbirth pattern or not. Also, birth control can also affect your periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have my period after giving birth?

Is it normal to have my period after giving birth?

Depends: It depends on the interval between childbirth and menses and whether you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: 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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When do u normally start having a period after giving birth vaginally? Im not breast feeding. My baby is 9 weeks old mon. Could this mean I am pregnant

When do u normally start having a period after giving birth vaginally? Im not breast feeding. My baby is 9 weeks old mon. Could this mean I am pregnant

Varies greatly: Usually you start to ovulate 2-4 months after childbirth, but that number can vary by huge amounts. Lots of factors can affect your hormone levels and re-initiation of your cycle. Common ones breastfeeding, your general health, whether you had a c-section, stress, lack of good sleep. Best to take test if you feel it is possible you are pregnant, and also talk to doc about future family planning. ...Read more

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Period comes 2 times after giving birth than stops, is it normal?

Period comes 2 times after giving birth than stops, is it normal?

Could be an issue: If after having a baby a woman has 2 periods and then periods stop for 2 or more months there is likely something going on stopping ovulation. Common causes include stress, thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, weight gain or loss, eating too much soy, for instance. Get checked if its been over 2-3 months with no period. Check pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period since giving birth 7 weeks ago. Normal?

Yes: On average, a woman not breastfeeding can have periods return in 6-12 weeks after giving birth. If you are breastfeeding, your periods can be delayed for months! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have my period for 7 days or 8 after giving birth..before its just 3-5days..

Is it normal to have my period for 7 days or 8 after giving birth..before its just 3-5days..

Yes: Its quite common for periods to change after you give birth. They can be longer and heavier. Its no fun but its quite common. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more