For those whose periods have returned

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  1. PB&J

    PB&J Mum and pregnant

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    When your periods returned how regular were they?
    I got my first PP period last month when Jen was 9 months old. It's been 35 days since then and I haven't had another. My cycle used to be about 28 days. I had a *very* slight tinge of pink once around when I was expecting AF, but it came to nothing.
    Is this normal?!!!!
     
  2. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    I think so; my periods were never regular before having kids, but when I had my kids they were even less so after they returned.
     
  3. PB&J

    PB&J Mum and pregnant

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    Phew. Was thinking I'd have to buy a HPT! I thought they mightn't go back to normal immediately, but I was surprised to get one after only nine months anyway!
     
  4. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    With me I'd have the first one then one five or six weeks later and think I was pregnant (and with my first two I did end up becoming pregnant the next month after that). With mine my periods returned at 5 or 6 months, 10 months, and 10 months again so its pretty normal for them to return at this point.
     
  5. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    It was 6 weeks between my first and second period. They've been slowly going back to normal, but they're still not there yet.
     
  6. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

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    Mine used to be like clockwork but are now very irregular. Which is pretty awful when we'd really like to TTC soon. :dohh: They came back at 9.5 months and now range from 28-34 day cycles. It's completely random each month.
     
  7. florabean1981

    florabean1981 mum to Harry 06/10/09

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    Mine are all over the place too. I had a couple of weird, spotting for 2 days then nothing style periods, followed by 2 mega heavy, feel like my insides are falling out of me periods, then what seemes to be a normal one at new years... Due (ish) again next week, so I'll wait to see what that one brings
    I think it takes the body a while to readjust to everything & get back in the groove, so to speak. x
     
  8. mixedmama

    mixedmama Expecting No.2

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    AF returned at 6 weeks PP for me :( despite exclusively BFing, then I had a very light period two weeks after but I've had nothing since! My LO is now 17 weeks old. I'm on the mini-pill though, I heard it can mess up periods.
     
  9. LankyDoodle

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    I had one in October, the day after she turned 6 months. I can't say she'd started taking less milk really - not that I can pinpoint - but it may have been down to a week we spent on holiday when she had a bad cold and couldn't feed very well and went a while between feeds. She also slept longer at night from then onwards. That week she lost weight, so I'm thinking I may have ovulated as a consequence of her not feeding so well.

    37 days later I had my next period (Nov). 26 days later I had my next period. Another 26 days and I had my next period. If this cycle is 26 days then it looks like I've pretty much settled back into more or less what I was before (about 28 days). However, she has only fed in the middle of the night a couple of times since she was 6 months old. She feeds about 6-8 times a day (reducing at the moment down to 5 or 6 actually) between 6am and 730pm.
     

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