I'm curious about what others have experienced. This totally threw me for a loop.
Oh well...I got lucky with my oldest....10 months peirod free. Guess I'm not so lucky this time.
mom of (8) (5) (3) and born at home on Christmas day!
Send the period vibes my way!!!
nak DS S 4/1/11
It may not be a period. Have you heard of the Six week bleed? I had it with my first son and had it again last week with this LO, between 8 and 9 weeks. Lochia flow had stopped about a week and a half prior. With my first son, after the 6 week bleed, my period still did not return until after I stopped EPing completely between 9 and 10 months. It was about 3 weeks after that that I got my first PP period.
However, if it is my period, I am sending plenty of period vibes to you RunnerDuck
)#%($#%*(# lol Either get a STTN baby or be period free. (And I'm talking ovulatory cycles w/ a good LP).
Mine came back at 18mo postpartum, and it had to do with sleeping a little longer at night and eating more during the day.
Missionary, birth-worker, midwifery student
Mama to DD (9yr), DS (3yr), & UC twin DDs (5yr)
Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
this time i'm clearly ovulating but having really light bleeds which confuses me a bit?? in the past i'd have 5-7 heavy days, this time it's 3/4 days light. could be loads of reasons i guess, but am nursing two pretty much at least hourly around the clock.
i love, love, love my periods :
spread a lot of love
With Rivka I didn't get my period back until 20 months.
Avraham Tzvi is 14 months old and counting... no period.
Ironic thing is, it was Rena who nursed the most (one of the twins) and with them the period came back the quickest.
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
We use the Fertility Awareness Method, and so I know that while my periods came back right away and kept on coming every month thereafter, I didn't actually ovulate and have a proper luteal phase until about 5-6 months post-partum. So while it's certainly far from the norm, it is well within the realm of possibility.
This time, I got 11 months. Just had a cycle this past month and waiting to O again in about a week. I knew it was coming as they have been cutting back on nursing a LOT and we recently night weaned. I'm good with it, if I can have some sleep at night.
i.e., was your return to fertility delayed longer by nursing twins?
In the meantime, the inevitable happened and I got my moon back last night.
Inexplicably, (I KNOW I am nursing waaay more this time, in terms of how much milk I am making), the lactational amenorrhea lasted the same length of time after both my pregnancies. I got 10 months.
I was hoping for longer, this time. I had to scramble to find the pads!
And really, does my body SERIOUSLY think it could support a pregnancy right now, while nursing these babies? I sooooo beg to differ. Me having another pregnancy & baby right now would NOT be in the best interest of our species, as I currently am having trouble managing my emotions & handling frustration....
Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)