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Old 01-06-2007, 07:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have no idea!
My lochia stopped pretty early after Xan and I've been blood free for months now. Then I started feeling bloated, emotional and crampy and then woke up one morning to a bunch of blood in my undies.
I put my diva cup in and went about my day, still crampy like a period. But at the end of the day I took the cup out and it had maybe like 1/4 teaspoon of old blood/mucous in it... but under the cup was 'fresh' blood, not a lot though. I just took the cup out so I could monitor it, obviously it wasn't much. I've had this bizarre light spotting and slight cramps for about three days now.

I (normally) have endometriosis and my periods are nothing to sneeze at. I'm like a waterfall of blood, it's really quite horrific. So I have no idea what to make of this. Is this a period?
It took a year for my period to come back after my daughter was born (she nursed every 45 minutes around the clock).
I got pregnant before my period came back with my second (she was only nursing 1-2 times a day for 10 seconds... so essentially like not breastfeeidng at all).
Xan sleeps long stretches at night, sometimes as long as four hours! That's SUPER long for me and I know that night-nursing is the #1 key in fertility return... so does this sound like a period, and if not, wtf?

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Old 01-19-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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Hey Babs! It could be your period "trying" to return.
I had my period return with baby #1 just a 2-3 months after he was born. (& yes I was 100% nursing)
With most of the others I've had a few months of light, sporadic periods (usually starting at 10-12 months PPD) before they get regular & "fertile". (I'm usually not ovulating during those first few periods.)
Anna sleeps solidly almost every night between 10:00 pm & 3:00 am & often right thru until 6:30 am...so I'm kinda nervous about my cycles returning too soon...especially because I don't want any more kids & I've yet to talk DH into a vasectomy. :

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Oh no! I got my period today!!
A though I felt ovulation occur a couple weeks back but thought "no way to early" and I nurse all the time. But then the morning there she was in all her glory and then the cramps set in. This is so unfair and now we definetly have to be so careful. ugggg....


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