Dreaded AF

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Dreaded AF

After 6 weeks of cramping (or more!) AF finally showed her ugly face last week. But, she only lasted two days (not that thats a bad thing!). Typically, is your first pd post delivery not as long as usual? Its been 4 yrs. since DD1 so its hard to remember but I short of remember it lasting longer. Oh, and as soon as she was over, the cramps started again Sad

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Joined: 03/26/08
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I remember my first couple last time being brutal. I have thought now twice that AF was returning, but other than spotting a couple of times nothing has materialized. Maybe you are just getting lucky and it will be light from now on? Is that too much to hope for?

Joined: 04/24/11
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"Roobear" wrote:

I remember my first couple last time being brutal. I have thought now twice that AF was returning, but other than spotting a couple of times nothing has materialized. Maybe you are just getting lucky and it will be light from now on? Is that too much to hope for?

One can only hope!

nori_garsi's picture
Joined: 10/31/06
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Both times my first pp AF has been nightmarish. Maybe you'll get to be the lucky one who has lighter periods...

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My first couple pp AF were way more painful but only lasted 4 days now I am at 3 days with only one day of cramps and heavier flow.

Joined: 07/12/06
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Still hoping AF will hold off for a while... no signs of the witch so far! With my two previous babies AF returned just like normal at about 9 months PP.

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Krista you jinxed me!!!!! I swear I was reading this, went to pee and BAM, I'm spotting!!! I have been expecting it for a few weeks b/c of cramping etc.

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Joined: 02/02/08
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AF came back for me almost as soon as the pp bleeding was over... I think I had about two weeks in between. I was SO mad! Last time it didn't come back until DD was 9 or 10 months old, and I nursed both of them, so I have no idea why the experiences were so completely different. I do remember my first pp AF (after baby #1) being pretty awful in the cramps department, but I don't remember how long it lasted. This time it was pretty normal all around. I hope you are just lucky with shorter/lighter AF!

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"bamsmom" wrote:

Krista you jinxed me!!!!! I swear I was reading this, went to pee and BAM, I'm spotting!!! I have been expecting it for a few weeks b/c of cramping etc.

hahahaha, sorry I had to laugh! Welcome to the AF club!