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#1 of 4 Old 09-17-2004, 03:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, something funky is going on with my cycles and I want to know if this is normal. I've been exclusively BFing since my son was born (he's almost 3 months old). AF arrived at 10 weeks postpartum and I know it's because he was sleeping through the night (5-8 hours at a time in his bassinet beside our bed). He is now in our bed full time.

Okay, so AF ended a week ago (last Friday) and today, I noticed spotting (both brown and pink) on my liner and when I wiped, I saw blood tinged mucus along with pink watery discharge. I also saw a little bit of tissue/clots (tiny amount). I have cramps, the chills and I'm bloated. So, what is going on?? Are my cycles just wacky because AF is trying to regulate itself and because I'm BFing?? I keep freaking out thinking that maybe I'm pregnant!!
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Hi Heather,
I'm sure you're not freaking out over this anymore, but I felt sorry that no one answered your post, so here I am.
I think that blood-tinged mucus and cramps two weeks after your period started is a pretty good indicator of ovulation, and a good, healthy one at that. We infertiles just love signs like that! I would bet that you're getting a period right about now.
Hope you're doing okay, whatever the outcome! It took several cycles for my periods to regulate after that first one postpartum.
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Thanks for responding, Kam! I've actually had more spotting today, but no period yet. We'll see if I get one this month.
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Oh, what a drag, waiting and wondering what's going on! I was really hoping you were just starting off regular (does anyone really do that?!) I hope the cramps are gone soon. Take good care of yourself and keep us posted.
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