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How Long Until I Get My Period After Being Pregnant?

How Long Until Your Aunt Flo Returned?

Pregnancy has its drawbacks, but one thing an expectant mama can get some relief from is her monthly period. A nine month (and often more) break from her monthly friend is a nice perk for most moms, but all good things must come to an end. Eventually, the cramps will return along with the tampons, pads, and PMS. Many women don't get their period for a few months after giving birth (especially those that are breastfeeding), but some get back on track as soon as the baby comes home from the hospital.

How long until you got a visit from Aunt Flo after having your baby?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I voted 5 months, but that's wishful thinking...Gave birth 3 months ago and now period yet. I'm exclusively breastfeeding and plan to breastfeed for some time. So hopefully I'll be safe for some more time. If I never have a period again in my life, that would be great!
miss-leanne miss-leanne 7 years
I was just thinking today about how amazing it is to have a break from my period :) I could definitely get used to this!
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I got mine back after only about two months, and I was exclusively breastfeeding! I was really annoyed.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
With my first, it was a month. However, with my second, it was five months afterwards and I was still breastfeeding.
Relli80 Relli80 7 years
Three months, once I was no longer exclusively breastfeeding. Unfortunately after a year without it I thought I was having issues with my stomach or hadn't healed properly after giving birth. My doctor laughed at me when I told her this because she realized that I forgotten what it felt like.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
I only breastfed for a few weeks, so I don't know if that is why mine returned so quickly, at about 9 weeks. I had just stopped bleeding postpartum and bam, there is was. Ugh.
GMarie GMarie 7 years
Mine didn't come back for real until 22 months post-partum. I nursed my son for a long time, which probably contributed, and I had a Mirena IUD, which also probably had something to do with it.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
It took nearly 8 months to get it back with my first and my second is just about 5 months old and nothing yet. I found, with my first at least, that I didn't start having a period again until she was well established on solids. I'm guessing it will be the same this time.
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