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When will I start getting my period again after giving birth?

When will I start getting my period again after giving birth?

Usu. a few months: Depending on hormonal surges and breast feeding etc, it may be a month, or it may be several. Be cautious though, as just because you do not have an active cycle, you still may be able to get pregnant, so practice safe sex. Good luck. ...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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How long after giving birth should you get your period?

How long after giving birth should you get your period?

Depends: If you are not and have not breast fed, usually 6-8 weeks after delivery. When breast feeding, you may not have a cycle the whole time you are nursing full time. ...Read more

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When after giving birth should I get my period?

When after giving birth should I get my period?

4TO 10 WEEKS IF: If you are not breast feeding than it is anywhere between4to10 weeks on average.But if you are breast feeding it may take more than 6 months as it is called lactation amenorrhea. ...Read more

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About how long after giving birth should I get my period?

About how long after giving birth should I get my period?

Depends: If you are not and have not breast fed, usually 6-8 weeks after delivery. When breast feeding, you may not have a cycle the whole time you are nursing full time. ...Read more

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How many months after giving birth will i get back on my period?

How many months after giving birth will i get back on my period?

It varies: Everyone is different and if you are breastfeeing it can take 6 months to have a menses. Also, if there is any hormonal imbalance there can be a delay. Usually, within 2 months you will have a menses if you are not breastfeeding. It is possible to become pregnant even without a menses so be careful. ...Read more

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After giving birth to my eight month baby my period is become heavy what to do to get back normal?

After giving birth to my eight month baby my period is become heavy what to do to get back normal?

Time: Hopefully, in time, with decreasing hormonal surges (which may persist while breast feeding), the periods will return to normal. If they remain heavy, be sure to follow-up with your gyn dr.. Sometimes, birth control pills can be rx'd by the gyn to help regulate and control the periods too, but an exam would be needed as stated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had sex 3 weeks after giving birth can I get pregnant even if i didn't get my first period?

Had sex 3 weeks after giving birth can I get pregnant even if i didn't get my first period?

Possible: Nursing or not, about 50% of patients can ovulate within 6 weeks of delivery. Don't take chances ! get a pregnancy test at least 10 days after unprotected intercourse (it may take that long to be positive) and see your hcp. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant 6 weeks postpartum if I did not get a period but stopped bleeding 4 weeks after giving birth?

Can I get pregnant 6 weeks postpartum if I did not get a period but stopped bleeding 4 weeks after giving birth?

Yes: Yes, definitely. You are going to release an egg from your ovary typically before you have a 'normal' menstrual cycle, so it's definitely possible to become pregnant after giving birth even without getting a period. I've had patients that have gotten pregnant just 2 weeks following delivery. ...Read more

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Since giving birth 2.5yrs ago,PMS has got v severe.Can't get out of bed days before period.Makes me dizzy,exhausted, nauseous &more.is this normal?

Since giving birth 2.5yrs ago,PMS has got v severe.Can't get out of bed days before period.Makes me dizzy,exhausted, nauseous &more.is this normal?

Not normal: To have such severe PMS. That said, though severe PMS or PMDD aren't "normal" they aren't uncommon. It would be best for you to discuss this with your GYN. There are tests that you may need as well as treatments that can help. Don't suffer! Your family needs their precious mom, and you deserve the best quality of life that you can achieve. Your doc will want to help, so get seen and heard! ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after giving birth when should I get my regular periods?

Does anyone know, after giving birth when should I get my regular periods?

Periods: That varies a lot and depends on if you are breast feeding or not. Do assume that you can get pregnant again. Don't let the absence of a period make you feel safe from pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

Breast feeding?: Depends alot on whether you breast feed or not. Nursing mothers may not start until they stop nursing, even up to more than a year. If you do not breast feed, periods can start as soon as the first month or two after delivery. ...Read more

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Can you period change after giving birth?

Can you period change after giving birth?

Yes: Some people become very regular after birth when they were very irregular before it and the opposite can also be true that someone who was very regular can be irregular. It can also be heavier or lighter and usually it is less painful but can be the opposite as well. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a twelve day period after giving birth?

Is it bad to have a twelve day period after giving birth?

Not necesarily: Usually the first period after childbirth can be heavier than what you may consider normal. If it occurs more than once per mopnth in the succeeding month, report that to your obg physician. ...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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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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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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Why do I not have my period almost 2 months after giving birth?

Why do I not have my period almost 2 months after giving birth?

Everyone's different: It varies by person how long it takes to have a menses. If you are breastfeeding it is not unusual for six months or so to not bleed. You should discuss this at your post partum visit with your doctor or midwife. ...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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What would cause my period to return if I'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? Been 4mo since giving birth.

What would cause my period to return if I'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? Been 4mo since giving birth.

It happens: Prolactin is the hormone that supports milk production. It also helps to suppress menstruation and fertility, yet it is not perfect at doing so. This is why breast feeding is not effective contraception. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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