PP periods

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  1. MKaykes

    MKaykes Well-Known Member

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    I'm on my 3rd pp period at 12 months (breastfed until 9 months). It's much heavier than pre pregnancy. Wondering if I should expect this long term or if its just because its new. We had fertility issues and I had super light periods so somewhat hopeful this could be a sign of better fertility/lining.
     
  2. pandn

    pandn Well-Known Member

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    Were your first 2 pp periods heavy?? If not than it might be that the first 2 you didn’t ovulate yet and now this is your first one where you did ovulate. That’s what happened to me at 14 month pp. My first 2 pp periods were so light and lasted 3 days max and no cramping. Then the third one came on day 40 and it was sooo heavy and crazy and fulfilling up a super tampon every 1.5-2 hrs on the first day. After that month my periods are now regular and how they used to be pre pregnancy
     
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    MKaykes Well-Known Member

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    They've all been the same, about 35 day cycles 3 heavy days and a couple light days. I was surprised how regular they came right away!
     
  4. pandn

    pandn Well-Known Member

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    Did you stop breastfeeding then? Some of my friends when they stopped had regular periods basically straight away.
     
  5. MKaykes

    MKaykes Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it started the month after I stopped pumping. Even at 2 pumps per day, still kept my period away!
     
  6. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    My AFs were usually 5 days , heavy the first two days then light. I am now on day 5 and it’s still a bit heavy so assuming it’s going to last a few days long but I was expecting the first one to be the worst !

    I think it’s different for every woman . Some it changes some goes back the same ! I hope my cycles return back to pre pregnancy ! Your hormones are probably still fluctuating especially since you BF. X
     

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