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I have my period???

post #1 of 23
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I'm 7wks pp, breastfeeding twins, and I seem to have my period. Is that even possible? Is it a bad sign for my milk supply? What the heck is going on?
post #2 of 23
nak...it's probably postpartum bleeding still. This is often called the sixth-week bleed, and is fairly common. I usually have on and off bleeding for 6-8 weeks postpartum, then AF has returned anywhere between 8 months and 13 months postpartum. HTH!
post #3 of 23
yeah, it probably is pp bleeding....BUT, I exclusively breastfed my first, and my fertility returned at 6w pp. didn't hurt my milk supply, but is definitely why my kids are 16 months apart.
post #4 of 23
My mw said anything up to around 9 weeks pp is most likely just pp bleeding and not a return of fertility. "Breakthrough" bleeding is really common!
post #5 of 23
I also stopped bleeding for a little bit and then it started up again about 6 weeks pp and then tapered off again 7 weeks pp. I agree with the others that it's probably pp bleeding.
post #6 of 23
It is possible to get your period back that soon though. You're not the only one I've heard of who exclusively breastfed and still got their period back that early.

I know that Jesse often has a day or 2 dip in her supply just before she gets her period but it's not ever been detrimental to our daughter or their nursing relationship.
post #7 of 23
not in your DDC but thought I'd share. With my DD I nursed exclusively and got my period about 7-8 weeks post partum (I blead for about 4 weeks then at the 7 or 8 wk mark started again and my OB did say it was my period....and it was it was different than my post partum bleeding and lasted only a few days). Then I got it regularly again from that point on...it sucked since I was so looking forward to time without one while I nursed Best wishes with your new babies.
post #8 of 23
I have been wondering about this too, not because I am bleeding, but because I have that kinda wet feeling TMI that I get when I am about to ovulate. I can't remember if I had it when I was pregnant too. Aren't I supposed to be feeling really dry--like TOO dry?
post #9 of 23
FWIW, I was exclusively breastfeeding and cosleeping and my period returned at 4 weeks pp - and every 4 weeks after that until I got pregnant a year later... My mw told me it was my fault for letting the baby sleep 5 hours once... I think it's just what my body does.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F View Post
I have been wondering about this too, not because I am bleeding, but because I have that kinda wet feeling TMI that I get when I am about to ovulate. I can't remember if I had it when I was pregnant too. Aren't I supposed to be feeling really dry--like TOO dry?
I was actually wondering this too. With my first pregnancy afterwards I was really dry but this time not so much. I did feel like I was having ovulation wetness a couple of times too.
post #11 of 23
Maybe we'll all be in another DDC together soon::
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F View Post
Maybe we'll all be in another DDC together soon::
Oh my!!!!

:: is right!
post #13 of 23
Glad you posted-I'm having the same thing. I don't think it's my period though, it's not acting the same anyway. Hopefully it's just a bit more pp bleeding. I'm another one who was looking forward to the 12-18 months without a period!
post #14 of 23
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Maybe we'll all be in another DDC together soon::
Uggh, i hope not!

Dh and I DTD (and it was gooood this time! ) a couple days ago...the next day I SWEAR I had EWM

So now I'm freaking out. Uggh, she doesn't even take a pacifier, there's no way I'm ovulating at 7 weeks PP!!

About a week before that I had some spotting. Sigh.
post #15 of 23
Not in your DDC, but the same thing happened to me. I get my period back almost as soon as the postpartum bleeding stops, and I breastfed and co-slept with all of my babies. If that is the case with you, it certainly is a bummer.
It will not affect your milk supply, however, so no worries there.
Enjoy your babies!
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post
Uggh, i hope not!

Dh and I DTD (and it was gooood this time! ) a couple days ago...the next day I SWEAR I had EWM

So now I'm freaking out. Uggh, she doesn't even take a pacifier, there's no way I'm ovulating at 7 weeks PP!!

About a week before that I had some spotting. Sigh.

It was probably his stuff, not ewm. That happens to me.
post #17 of 23
I've had that ovulation wetness too. And tonight I swear I have cramps. If I get my moon I will be furious! It would certainly explain why I've been way over the top moody today.
post #18 of 23
I'm glad I'm not the only one asking this. In fact I logged on today just to ask and saw this thread.

Matilda is 7 weeks tomorrow and I started what seems to be a period about 2 days ago. My pp bleeding stopped at about 3 weeks, so this was a bit of a surprise, being that it didn't happen with my son, and both were/are exclusively breastfed.

With my son my period didn't come back until I was about 8.5 months pp, so what I really would like to know is if it's likely (I'm sure it's possible afterall), that the time that I have no period could be significantly shorter this time around? The idea of getting pregnant with an existing 8-9 month old wasn't so bad... but I could do without getting pregnant when I have one that's not yet 2 months old :P



Marieke
post #19 of 23
I'm right at 6wks. I felt like my period was going to start for a few days... and then either it did, or I've got breakthrough bleeding. But I feel crampy and bloated and hormonal too... oh joy! ... so I'm not sure it isn't a period.
post #20 of 23
I read on the ccl website that any bleeding in the first 56 days (8wks) is not considered menstruation. Even if your pp bleeding has stopped...
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