I gave birth on 08-12-11. I bled for about 6 weeks after the birth. I then had what I thought was my first period at 8 weeks after the birth, but then had a gap of 40 days before I bled again. Before I became pregnant my period was always regular about every 26 days.
How long did it take for your period to return to normal and was it the same as before you had your baby? I stopped breast feeding about 3 weeks ago so will things start to get back to normal now?
I think it could take a while! I had my baby on 17th June 2011 and breastfed for nearly 7 months. I only just got my first period last week and it has lasted 10 days!!!! I think it can take a few cycles for them to actually return to normal and it can obviously take a few months to get them after stopping breastfeeding - some women get them back quickly though, including some who still get them whilst breastfeeding. I was just glad to be shot of them for a while to be honest but it was a bit odd to have one when I hadn't had one since August 2010!
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