Has anyone experienced this and not been pregnant?
Here's my current situation:
I have had 5 regular periods this year since February, beween 25-39 days apart. (The 39-days-between was at the beginning, Feb-March, when AF was regulating.) DS was born Dec. '07 and I didn't menstruate all of '08. Prior to becoming pregnant, I was always pretty regular. But it's been 42 days now since my June period. It has been 22 days since the last time DH & I dtd. We also dtd at the possible time of ovulation, 11 days in to my cycle.
I don't feel pregnant the way that I did early on with DS, but of course I took a pg test (this past Wednesday, 5 days ago.) Negative. I will take another Monday morning if AF still isn't here.
More details on the situation:
1. I still breastfeed, but not as frequently as when DS was younger.
2. I have had a urinary tract infection on & off since the end of June. I took a 7-day course of Macrobid abx, and the UTI quickly returned, so am now on day 5 of a 10-day course of Cipro.
Could the breastfeeding or the UTI have any bearing on the lack of AF? I've never heard of that, and I've had plenty of UTIs, taken antibiotics and had regular periods in the past (before being pg with DS.) Or is it normal to have regular AF for a few months PP, and then have longer days in between, later on?
I just don't want to be pregnant right now (though it wouldn't be the worst thing
esp. since I've taken all these antibiotics during what could possibly be the first weeks of prenatal development. Ack!
Guess I'm just looking for reassurance that this is a common enough scenario for other mamas.
Thanks for reading and letting me go on about it...