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When Will I Start Getting My Period Again After Giving Birth
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
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
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
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
Im breastfeeding an its my first time after giving birth that i get my period. Can i take midol for cramps?
Yes: Midol is ok to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What would cause my period to return if I'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? Been 4mo since giving birth.
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