6 weeks post partum and bright red bleeding
I need your insight, I am 6 weeks post partum and today got what seems like my mentrual cycle. I haven't had any lochia for 3 weeks. I am exclusively
breastfeeding my baby AND also tandem nursing my 3 year old girl who nurses about 5-6 times a day now that the milk has returned. I didn't get my cycle back w/ her til she was 11 months.
Could this be my cycle? Is this a one time thing and it won't be back for several more months? I thought it was almost unheard of to get your period back so soon if you were exclusively breastfeeding?! I haven't gone more than 2 hours since Avery's birth without nursing someone.
Ugh I am really depressed. What makes me believe that this indeed is my period is that 2 weeks ago I was REALLY interested in having intercourse with dh, but we didn't. I kept feeling very afraid that not only it might hurt but a weird thought that I might get pregnant from the intercourse. I chalked it up to just being paranoid but now I remember having what seemed like cervical fluid at that time (2 weeks ago) but I thought it was just remnants of my lochia and my uterus changing gears.
So could I have ovulated and this is a period? I am so freaked out because I nevered expected this. I can't find anything on the internet about it. Although I do recall hearing stories of women who's kids were 10 months apart. I thought though, that they probably didn't breastfeed and that is how it happened.
Any advice? Any experience? HELP! LOL I am going crazy here.
and Welcome to the new ladies to the board, and
to those TTC and
to those in predicaments! Sorry I couldn't post longer responses but I did read all of the posts in this October thread!