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Poll Results: when did you get your first postpartum period?

  • 10% (44)
    0-3 months
  • 17% (76)
    4-7 months
  • 22% (95)
    8-11 months
  • 15% (64)
    12-14 months
  • 19% (81)
    15-19 months
  • 15% (65)
    20 months or more
425 Total Votes  
post #61 of 133
I am at 23 months and counting... though my son is an avid day and night nurser.
post #62 of 133
Life is unfair!
I nursed my dd every two hours (or any other time she wanted) awe didn't wean till she was four! My ovulation started at three months on the dot! I thought something was wrong -- heavy cramps (I always cramp during ovulation) -- but it couldn't be my cycle! Surprize! Some people have no luck.
post #63 of 133
Mine came back at 11 months with a dd who nursed *constantly* all day and night! I was so surprised when it came back -- I'd forgotten all of the symptoms completely. (Make sure you have a pad or tampon in your purse!)
post #64 of 133
Well, I've got an update -- dd is 18.5 months old, and I'm pretty sure I just ovulated for the first time -- so I guess it'll be 19 months for me. I'm dreading those cramps, though -- I used to get them so badly! Are two year old tampons still good?
post #65 of 133
my grandmother-in-law had a baby every 9 months almost on the nose!!!!!! and breastfed everyone of her babes constantly. She had 9 children. Her last two were further apart but she never got her period. I went 12 months each time (have 3) with one & two and praying for pp period now at 7 months. I want more children and want it to come so bad or atleast ovulation to kick in but I have an avid feeder day and night. Any suggestions?????
post #66 of 133

still nothing

oh my god i'm so glad i found this thread. i have been freaking out because i haven't gotten my period yet. my son just turned one in feb. i didn't have any one to ask because everyone i knew stopped bf by now. thank goodness i know i'm not alone....
post #67 of 133
eeeyew...gawd...i just got mine today. 11 weeks to the day. *sigh*

with dd i got it at 9 weeks so i guess i'm just lucky this time....


post #68 of 133


my son is 19mo. still nursing much to both my husband and i. we are definitly enjoying the fact that intimacy is still worry free.

it has been 28 months28 months since my last mense began. so many people who don't know me have told me it's something to be worried about - hahaha hahahaha hahahaha ha.

it just goes to show every body has it's own idea of the reproductive cycle.
post #69 of 133
My period did not return until after my dd's second birthday! I can't remember exactly, but it was right after she turned two years old. She was a constant nurser (and still is, now that she has turned five!)
post #70 of 133
Was hoping for 2 years LOL, but got it when ds was 18mo.
post #71 of 133

No periods down under

I have a 10 month old girl and still haven't gotten a period as yet. Still night feeding. I "think" that I'd like to fall pregnant again soon, but not sure if it will be possible for us as I'm feeding my daughter so much.

post #72 of 133
I can finally answer this thread! I just got my period yesterday. Ds is 17 months old. We want to ttc so I nightweaned him just over 4 weeks ago. When he was going 7 hours at night I had no pd, now that he goes 91/2-10 hours I have it. I chart, too, so I know I ovulated.
post #73 of 133
DD will be 19 months this wekend and still no period. It's been 28 months, total. Last period i had was Dec '99!

I have to say, though, I'm sort of hoping to get it back soon because it often improves libido....whic is another thread for another time!
post #74 of 133
I can also finally answer this thread! I just got mine last week and ds is 26 months old -- so almost exactly three years w/o a period...it was kind of nice.
But, we're ttc and just nightweaned, and within 2 weeks of starting the nightweaning -- surprise, surprise, there's the period.
However, I've been reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and I don't think I ovulated, just bled.
maybe next month.
post #75 of 133
I wish I could be as lucky as you. 3mos after 1st two, 9 mos after 3rd but I was tandem nursing and newest is 2 1/2 mos.

I do have a very good friend whose child nurses like a newborn at just over 2 1/2 yo and she still hasn't gottenit back so don't worry, it will come soon enough .
post #76 of 133
Wow! I am glad to see I fit in with the most of us ebf mammas here! 18 months af came back here
post #77 of 133
First time, I stopped post partum bleeding at about 3 weeks, and got my #$#@ period at 4 weeks. Second time it was 3 months. I was exclusively bfing both times, day and night, and was not impressed!!!
post #78 of 133
Mine returned when dd was 11 months old.

I have had only one cycle and was worried because if I was "running regularly," I would be just over a week late now. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests in the past week :LOL , but both were negative **mixed feelings**. I ran like clockwork before, but I'm guessing it may take awhile to get back to normal.
post #79 of 133
I thought they came back at 14months pp.. i had this light bleeding for a few days, and i was excited!! My body is back!! Well.. that was it, i'm still waiting after 2 months. How irregular can they be? (and i am still nursing like crazy.. so..)
post #80 of 133
I got mine back at 13 months - on my BIRTHDAY of all days! I was so bummed, what a crappy birthday present!! I very much enjoyed those period-less 22 months....

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