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View Poll Results: when did you get your first postpartum period?
0-3 months 42 10.07%
4-7 months 75 17.99%
8-11 months 95 22.78%
12-14 months 61 14.63%
15-19 months 80 19.18%
20 months or more 64 15.35%
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#61 of 133 Old 03-06-2002, 01:53 AM
 
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I am at 23 months and counting... though my son is an avid day and night nurser.
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Life is unfair!
I nursed my dd every two hours (or any other time she wanted) awe didn't wean till she was four! My ovulation started at three months on the dot! I thought something was wrong -- heavy cramps (I always cramp during ovulation) -- but it couldn't be my cycle! Surprize! Some people have no luck.
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Mine came back at 11 months with a dd who nursed *constantly* all day and night! I was so surprised when it came back -- I'd forgotten all of the symptoms completely. (Make sure you have a pad or tampon in your purse!)
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Well, I've got an update -- dd is 18.5 months old, and I'm pretty sure I just ovulated for the first time -- so I guess it'll be 19 months for me. I'm dreading those cramps, though -- I used to get them so badly! Are two year old tampons still good?
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my grandmother-in-law had a baby every 9 months almost on the nose!!!!!! and breastfed everyone of her babes constantly. She had 9 children. Her last two were further apart but she never got her period. I went 12 months each time (have 3) with one & two and praying for pp period now at 7 months. I want more children and want it to come so bad or atleast ovulation to kick in but I have an avid feeder day and night. Any suggestions?????
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#66 of 133 Old 03-08-2002, 08:36 PM
 
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oh my god i'm so glad i found this thread. i have been freaking out because i haven't gotten my period yet. my son just turned one in feb. i didn't have any one to ask because everyone i knew stopped bf by now. thank goodness i know i'm not alone....
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eeeyew...gawd...i just got mine today. 11 weeks to the day. *sigh*

with dd i got it at 9 weeks so i guess i'm just lucky this time....

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my son is 19mo. still nursing much to both my husband and i. we are definitly enjoying the fact that intimacy is still worry free.

it has been 28 months28 months since my last mense began. so many people who don't know me have told me it's something to be worried about - hahaha hahahaha hahahaha ha.

it just goes to show every body has it's own idea of the reproductive cycle.
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My period did not return until after my dd's second birthday! I can't remember exactly, but it was right after she turned two years old. She was a constant nurser (and still is, now that she has turned five!)
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Was hoping for 2 years LOL, but got it when ds was 18mo.
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I have a 10 month old girl and still haven't gotten a period as yet. Still night feeding. I "think" that I'd like to fall pregnant again soon, but not sure if it will be possible for us as I'm feeding my daughter so much.

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Hi,
I can finally answer this thread! I just got my period yesterday. Ds is 17 months old. We want to ttc so I nightweaned him just over 4 weeks ago. When he was going 7 hours at night I had no pd, now that he goes 91/2-10 hours I have it. I chart, too, so I know I ovulated.
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DD will be 19 months this wekend and still no period. It's been 28 months, total. Last period i had was Dec '99!

I have to say, though, I'm sort of hoping to get it back soon because it often improves libido....whic is another thread for another time!
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I can also finally answer this thread! I just got mine last week and ds is 26 months old -- so almost exactly three years w/o a period...it was kind of nice.
But, we're ttc and just nightweaned, and within 2 weeks of starting the nightweaning -- surprise, surprise, there's the period.
However, I've been reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and I don't think I ovulated, just bled.
maybe next month.
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I wish I could be as lucky as you. 3mos after 1st two, 9 mos after 3rd but I was tandem nursing and newest is 2 1/2 mos.

I do have a very good friend whose child nurses like a newborn at just over 2 1/2 yo and she still hasn't gottenit back so don't worry, it will come soon enough .
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#76 of 133 Old 04-10-2002, 05:51 PM
 
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Wow! I am glad to see I fit in with the most of us ebf mammas here! 18 months af came back here

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First time, I stopped post partum bleeding at about 3 weeks, and got my #$#@ period at 4 weeks. Second time it was 3 months. I was exclusively bfing both times, day and night, and was not impressed!!!
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Mine returned when dd was 11 months old.

I have had only one cycle and was worried because if I was "running regularly," I would be just over a week late now. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests in the past week :LOL , but both were negative **mixed feelings**. I ran like clockwork before, but I'm guessing it may take awhile to get back to normal.
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I thought they came back at 14months pp.. i had this light bleeding for a few days, and i was excited!! My body is back!! Well.. that was it, i'm still waiting after 2 months. How irregular can they be? (and i am still nursing like crazy.. so..)
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I got mine back at 13 months - on my BIRTHDAY of all days! I was so bummed, what a crappy birthday present!! I very much enjoyed those period-less 22 months....

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I got mine back when he was 17 mo old,since it cam eback though its been very unpredicatble and very painful
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9 months here but pretty irregular. still waiting on 2nd period (5 days late) but got a negative HPT this am. better look at that taking charge of fertility book as I'm not ready for more yet...

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Totally unfair!

Mine started at 6 weeks!! (With a *constantly* breastfeeding babe.) To make it worse, it was only a week after my postpartum bleeding stopped. Arrghhh.. My mom was the same way.
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With babe#1 it was about 30 months...we had moved twice since she was born and I couldn't remember where I'd dumped the tampons and pads in the new house. What a hoot. With babe#2 it was about 27mos. I was sorta clueless, not expecting it for another couple of months. I remember thinking, "where's this blood coming from? Huh? Do I have hemorrhoids?" Finally I figured out that I'd started my period. After having so few for so many years maybe I should head straight to menopause.
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Well I just got it yesterday!
Eden is 7 months old. I figured I was going to get it soon because my body has been feeling different the last month or so. Which is right in line with Eden sleeping about6-8 hours a night and nursing less during the day due to her increased mobility around 6 months. Also we started introducing solids last month. But I don't know if that has anything to do with it because she doesnt' really eat much yet.
So darn I was hoping at least a year! I'd forgotten the menstral blahs. I don't want to do anything but lay around and drink tea.
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Yesterday! Aaargh! Oh well, I guess it puts me back in the 'cycle of life'. Ds is 11 months and 4 days -- it was bound to happen sooner or later. I guess that means I can start thinking of baby#2! Hmmm. . . .
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I've read that every body is different and it has more to do with genetic makeup than the actual nursing schedule. With Evan it was the eleventh month I had spotting with regular menses returning month twelve and with Luc nothing yet! He is just now one year old.
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Several have posted about irregularity--after my dd #2, now 24 mos. old, I started when she was 13 mos. But the intervals were something like, 56 days, then 45 days, then 38 days, then 35 days, and a few more of longer intervals. About the last four months have been pretty regular, although I was doing extensive travelling last month, and it was not regular--just stress I think. But I know that if she's teething or something, things get weird.
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Got mine after 26 months. Was very happy to be back in the flow (er, sorry...)
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Right at 20mos for me. Have you read Breastfeeding and family planning? Around 19mos postpartum and wanting my fertility back (looking back, what was the rush?!) I started not lying down for daytime naps with dh, I nursed her in the rocking chair instead. I continued nursing at night, this is the only thing I changed, and I am convinced this is how I got my periods back right the next month.
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