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When did your period return?

  • Less than 1 month postpartum

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 month

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • 2 months

    Votes: 11 10.6%
  • 3 months

    Votes: 7 6.7%
  • 4 months

    Votes: 10 9.6%
  • 5 months

    Votes: 6 5.8%
  • 6 months

    Votes: 11 10.6%
  • 7 months

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • 8 months

    Votes: 8 7.7%
  • 9 months

    Votes: 12 11.5%
  • 10 months

    Votes: 8 7.7%
  • 11 months

    Votes: 6 5.8%
  • 12 months or more (please explain)

    Votes: 53 51.0%
  • Exempt - Do not expect another period (please explain)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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never before 15 months, currently at 27 months since #5 was born.
 

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I guess technically it would be 12+ months, but only because I was pregnant before my EBF baby turned 5 months old and before I got a PP period. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> So I guess I ovulated around 4 months pp? My second time around (also EBF) I think that it was around 3 or 4 mos PP also, though I had an IUD with horrible side effects so it was hard for me to determine just what was what.<br><br>
My kids were really great sleepers as newborns and gave me long stretches of sleep with cosleeping, so I don't know if it was that or it is just the way my body is wired.
 

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by 5 months with all 3;<br>
#1 had a pacifier, slept independently and I went back to work full-time at 12 weeks<br>
#2 was/is a thumb sucker, co-slept and I went back to work full-time at 8 weeks<br>
#3 ebf on demand, co-sleeping, no pacifiers, no bottles until I went back to work part-time at 6 months yada, yada, yada <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
actual fertility returns between 11-15 months
 

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22 months for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
We did ecological breastfeeding. My DD never had a bottle or a paci, we nursed lying down for naps and bedtime, co-slept and nursed on demand.<br><br>
She did start solid foods at 6 months but never had a milk substitute until she was 12 months old.<br><br>
And considering that I am a FT WOHM I am very happy that we were able to do it!
 

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I had my first pp period at around 9 months, but then I didn't have another till 12 months. Since then they've been regular.
 

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10 months for the first two (when they started solids)...<br><br>
about 18 months for #3<br><br>
With all three I exclusively breastfed, never gave a paci or bottle, co-slept etc..
 

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I voted 2 months, though it was actually just over 6 weeks. This despite EBF with a babe who nursed for 45-60 minutes every 1.5/2 hours round the clock at the time.<br><br>
So much for natural contraception!
 

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Another "lucky" person who got AF back 6weeks PP despite round the clock EBF never more than 1 3hour gap in 24 hours... It's genetic i think, my mum had 3 boys within 22 months (no twins!) because they told her (and she believed TWICE) that if she EBF she wouldn't fall PG again...
 

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I have two children and with both of them it came back at 8 months. The second time I was tandem nursing, so I guess I just can't go longer. What really sucked is that I didn't stop bleeding from the birth until my son was 3 months old so I only got 5 months off.
 

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With DS1 it returned around 9 months... with DS2, I *swear* I had a period at exactly (to the day, nearly to the frigging hour!!) 8wks pp... but nothing since (DS2's now ~17 or so weeks). I don't *think* I'm pregnant (I keep forgetting to buy a test, and we've used protection 100% since Ds2 was born.... but I suppose anythings possible...), so I really don't know wtf is up... I only voted for Ds1 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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20 months, DD was nursing, but around that time it wasn't quite as frequent.
 

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DD1: 2 months, but I was EPing.<br><br>
twins: That's complicated. I had some spotting around 4 months, for a day or two, when DS was getting formula supplements. I think my supply was low-- I was very sick with a bad flare of my ulcerative colitis. Then it went away. At ten months, DD2 learned to sleep all night, and I had a few random spotting episodes here and there, that never lasted more than a few hours. But AF didn't return for real until 16 months, when I weaned the twins to start immunosuppressant meds.
 

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Five weeks... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> and I was excusively breastfeeding, of course, around the clock!
 

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For me, it never returned a couple of months after I night weaned. That was 16 months for ds and age 3 for dd!
 

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14 months, anovulatory until 17 months. DD nursing all night and several times a day.
 

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5 months with an EBF baby nursing 'round the clock. I felt SO robbed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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i just got mine back 3 days ago and DD is 13.5 months.
 
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