or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Family Planning › Long cycles (irregular?) cycles post partum while breastfeeding
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Long cycles (irregular?) cycles post partum while breastfeeding

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

Is it normal for cycles to be extra long (and possibly irregular) after having a baby?  I had DS in July 10 and had what I thought was my first period July 11.  Now it is 43 days later and no sign of my period - I used have cycles 26-31 days long pre baby.  I took a pregnancy test and got a negative result.  I'm still breastfeeding and quite a bit actually... all of my books are still packed because we just moved.  I guess, I'm just wondering if this happened to anyone else.  I kind  of thought that once I got a period, I would cycle "normally" again.  

post #2 of 2

It is normal to have delayed ovulation postpartum, especially the first cycle.  That cycle can be quite long for some women.  It can take around 6 cycles or more to regulate.  I am on my 3rd cycle since I got my postpartum AF and noticed a changed in each cycle since it has returned, each one getting closer to my normal. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Family Planning
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Family Planning › Long cycles (irregular?) cycles post partum while breastfeeding