Mama of 3, 3 years-and-under here! I have a question about the return of your fertility during breastfeeding. I got my period back at 6 months postpartum during exclusive bf'ing with my first. With the second, I induced a period using black cohosh capsules at 9 months postpartum--and I had completely weaned my little one at 8 months! So it seemed my period really didn't want to come back after baby #2! I'm 2.5 months postpartum with baby #3, and I keep getting EWCM and my cervix is open (medium height, and medium firmness--I know SHOW is most fertile). My question is did your fertility ever come back a lot sooner than previous times postpartum while you were exclusively breastfeeding? I have a hard time believing I'm fertile this early after my previous experiences, but I know the signs are pointing towards fertility. I also know that my luteal phase may not be long enough to sustain a pregnancy even if my CM is fertile. I'm just looking for some experience here!
Hi Tasha S... I only have one child and my period came back at 6 weeks postpartum. My doc said it was still bleeding from birth since I bled til week four then stopped and then bled again week 6. I even logged it in my app as a period and since that bleed at 6 weeks postpartum my cycle is 26 days like clockwork and just like it was pre baby.
So YES i think you can be this fertile this early on....
Smileyfaces: Our boys are basically the same age! Did your period return that quickly after your two other children? The reason I'm surprised that I might be fertile so early on is because it took a lot longer for my fertility to return after my other children. Thanks! xxx
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