Postpartum cycles - what to expect?
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    Online Community Director MissyJ's Avatar
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    Default Postpartum cycles - what to expect?

    Question for the Answer Box (i.e. responses from YOU!): When did your cycle return after giving birth? Was it back to normal or were things much different? A few of my friends shared that their cycles have become longer, heavier, and more painful.

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    Prolific Poster Danifo's Avatar
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    Everyone is different.

    I BF and went on the mini pill. After I stopped BF, I switched to another pill. I didn't have a cycle until I went off birth control again. I had to get a mammogram and they questioned that my last period was over 2 years before.

    Mine have gone back to normal right after going off birth control.
    DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
    November 2010 (13 weeks)
    DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)

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    Community Host ChristaM's Avatar
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    I agree, everyone is different and it will really depend on if you are breastfeeding. I breastfed both my kids exclusively for 6-7 months and then slowly added in solids. But, they both breastfed until about 2-1/2 yrs of age.

    In my experience:

    DD: Born Oct 2006 - first cycle came 10 months later in August 2007. I had really long, irregular cycles with short luteal phases for several months. I conceived again in July 2008 after 9 cycles.

    DS: Born April 2009 - first cycle came 14 months later in June 2010. Again, it took some time to level out to normal.

    Good luck!
    Me: Christa, 41
    DH: Craig, 47 (Married: 8/19/05)
    DD: Kendall Evelyn (10/6/06)
    DS: Quentin Vincent (4/14/09)

    : November 2012@ 10 weeks (due date: 6/22/13)
    : June 2013 @ 7-1/2 weeks (due date: 2/10/14)
    : December 2013 @ 4 weeks (due date: 8/9/14)
    : April 2014 @ 4 weeks (due date: 1/1/15)
    : July 2014 @ 4 weeks - Chemical (due date: 3/5/15 )

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