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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by LotusBirthMama View Post
This is the thread for me! DS2 is 9.5 months old, no PP AF yet, but I have been noticing fertility signs, mainly EW CM. We are not using any protection and for the last week I have noticed:

I can't stand nursing. I wanna crawl out of my skin due to just a general "off" sensation. Its not thrush or anything.

I've had a vague stomach ache and abdominal achey-ness.

I have zero appetite.

I POAS about 2 weeks ago and got a neg. so I am not gonna throw any more money away. Its making me crazy though! I keep second guessing everything and just WONDERING...all day long!
Yeesssss...I quoted meself! Well, I figured out why I was feeling the way I was....AF showed up this morning. I was all squeals of happiness until the horrible pain set in.... I feel like absolute crap.....
post #22 of 30
I am in this boat...I just found out a few days ago that I am prego, DD is 6.5 months old, and I never got AF back. We were very hopeful that we would get pregnant, but it didn't seem very likely to us that it would actually happen or not this soon anyways. We are overjoyed, except that I really want to continue to nurse DD, but I am afraid that my supply is going to diminish. I posted in BF Challenges, but no suggestions yet.
post #23 of 30
Me too. DD is only 7 months and breastfeeds day and night. No AF yet but just got a bfp!
post #24 of 30
I believe it's pretty normal to feel crampy off and on as your hormones swing back and forth. With both of my kids I started feeling like AF was trying to make a return starting at 6 months pp. However, I didn't actually get my first period after dc#1 was 18 months old, and dc#2 is 20 months and I still haven't gotten ppaf.

I was just reading this evening what Sheila Kippley (author of Natural Child Spacing) said on this
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Sheila's research concludes that the risk of pregnancy prior to the first menses returning runs about 6% for women following the natural child spacing program.
Taken from this article: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/...planning/89029
post #25 of 30
I was watching this thread too- and I tested this afternoon and got a neg. It's a small whew- it would have been a little close for us, but fine. I have an almost 8 mos old who nurses day and night too- and no af yet. My body has been doing some weird things lately though- I've been nauseous on and off, my nipples are sore and I've been crampy, exhausted and moody. It may be af coming though! Not too fun in the meantime!
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post #26 of 30
Still no Auntie Flo, while nursing my 10 mo ds. I am obsessed with getting pregnant. I'm reading TCOYF, but my temp is the same daily for weeks... any medical ways to jumpstart ovulation?
post #27 of 30
This was definitely me with baby #2! My first born son was 3 months old and I got pregnant! Yes, I was exclusively breastfeeding on demand 24 hours a day. So I never had a period, but something told me to go out and get a pregnancy test. I love a womans intuition!!!

I seem to be very fertile though, because i got pregnant every year without trying, lol! Except for the 4th, which I had a Mirena in. I have it out now and am on my 3rd cycle so I"ll see how long I can keep from getting pregnant!

Editing to add that back then when I kept getting pregnant, I had no knowledge of charting or knowing my bodies signals of fertility at all, so who knows when I started showing signs. But 3 months PP is pretty quick, I think. My neighber was 1 month PP and got pregnant again! So her kids are 11 months apart!
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by ccasanova View Post
This was definitely me with baby #2! My first born son was 3 months old and I got pregnant! Yes, I was exclusively breastfeeding on demand 24 hours a day. So I never had a period, but something told me to go out and get a pregnancy test. I love a womans intuition!!!

I seem to be very fertile though, because i got pregnant every year without trying, lol! Except for the 4th, which I had a Mirena in. I have it out now and am on my 3rd cycle so I"ll see how long I can keep from getting pregnant!

Editing to add that back then when I kept getting pregnant, I had no knowledge of charting or knowing my bodies signals of fertility at all, so who knows when I started showing signs. But 3 months PP is pretty quick, I think. My neighber was 1 month PP and got pregnant again! So her kids are 11 months apart!
Were you able to keep BF'ing your son, or did you end up having to supplement??? My DD is 7 months old and I really worried about losing my milk
post #29 of 30
unfortunately I was very mainstream and naive back then. I listened to everything my ob told me including that I had to stop BF'ing immediately for the risk of miscarrying (sp?) the baby I was carrying. : My poor ds had to go on formula
post #30 of 30
I'm glad to find this thread b/c I've been asking the same questions. I've noticed fertile cm a couple of times, and maybe even had sex during the four day window, wondering if I could be pregnant (and kind of hoping too) but wouldn't know based on any signs. I figure it could also be too early to notice any drop in milk supply, or MS, or acne like the first pregnancy. Unfortunately, I'm in the boat where I would love to be pregnant but DH is not enthusiastic about the idea.
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