Weirdest thing ever. I had just barely stopped bleeding from giving birth a few days before. Then on Saturday I start bleeding again, with all the usual AF symptoms...cramps, headache, tender boobs, moody, and gassy. I am not breastfeeding, unfortunately, but could this seriously be my period, already? Next question, am I fertile already then too? Anyone have any advice about this? So confusing.
Period at 3.5 weeks postpartum?
that seems super super early but I also know two women with children 11 months apart, both conceiving around 4-5 weeks post partum, so it's possible for fertility to be returning. In one case, the woman told me she went to her doctor with pregnancy symptoms and begged him to tell her it was gall bladder or appendicitis or ANYTHING but. And 11 months after the birth of her son, she had a little girl!
I would definitely use birth control, unless you want another one right away!
I had bleeding at 5 or 6 weeks PP and thought for sure it was AF but it was just break through bleeding. and AF didn't return until 9 months and 12 months. Particularly if you are breast feeding on demand it is extremely unlikely that your period is coming back that fast. In fact I'm not sure it's possible (maybe in extremely rare cases) to ovulate 2 weeks after giving birth. I think most doctors will hand out birth control at the 6 week appointment simply because it's so unusual to ovulate that early.