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We are trying for #3 right now (second pregnancy), using our same trusty donor. I got my period back at 21 months PP, exactly 3 months after nightweaning. One of my boys weaned completely at the end of May (27 months), and the other just weaned a couple of weeks ago, with some encouragement (because I wanted them to be totally weaned before ttc) at 31 months.
The first time, I'd been having some fertility issues and was only producing ovarian cysts, not actually ovulating. One of the cysts got really big and burst and I had to have surgery and almost lost an ovary (and my life). It was scary, and we didn't want to wait long for a pregnancy, so we went straight for the clomid. One set of healthy twins later. . . we decided we would not take that route again, and were prepared to spend months doing acupuncture, etc. if I was having the same ovulation issue. It turns out that I'm ovulating all on my own now. In fact, my cycles have generally been much more regular and predictable than they were before my pregnancy.
So, I wouldn't necessarily jump to the conclusion that you'll need the same interventions you needed last time. Pregnancy can change things. But if you are having the same issues, I wouldn't wait long before trying something, especially if age is a factor (I am only 25, so we feel like we have a lot of time to use natural methods of increasing fertility).
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.