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When is it normal to start my period after giving birth?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Margot Watson
Gynecology
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In brief: Depends on nursing
If you are breastfeeding, you may start your period anytime from 4 weeks after delivery to whenever you stop nursing.
If you are not nursing, most women menstruate 4-6 weeks after delivery. It is possible to get pregnant again before you have even had your first period, so use contraception right away.

In brief: Depends on nursing
If you are breastfeeding, you may start your period anytime from 4 weeks after delivery to whenever you stop nursing.
If you are not nursing, most women menstruate 4-6 weeks after delivery. It is possible to get pregnant again before you have even had your first period, so use contraception right away.
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