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    Default Period post pregnancy

    Sorry if this one has been done to death, I couldn't see it in an old thread.
    Pre-baby I suffered horrendously each month AF came.
    Dysmenorrhea is it's official name, heavy bleeds and unbelievable pain to the point where I'd have to call in sick from work and take enough strong painkillers to knock myself out for the day.
    No endo, no gynae issues except a subseptate uterus.
    Anywho, long story short, after a full term pregnancy (c section, not VB) can I expect AF to be the same or have people noticed a change in 'flo' after having a bub?
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    No change for me, AF is just the same as before. But I have certainly heard of others who found AF was lighter/shorter/less painful so fingers crossed for you! :-)

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    Mine was like yours... I remember while I was in highschool just walking down a corridor and doubling over in pain. They were the WORST. I had my son 7 months ago and my periods are SO much lighter. I was on the pill for 3 years before pregnancy and it didn't make any difference... but im back on it again now and it must've been bub that lightened it up brilliant! I hope with each child it gets lighter and lighter.

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    I'm onto my 5th cycle post birth and it is getting back to normal. The first couple were horrendous though - not painful but sooo heavy (ie maternity pads and tampons at the same time)!!! :-/
    Previously I always had light period as in I could get away with liners.

    However it's been lighter and shorter cycles after cycles and just about back to my normal

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    I can deal with the heaviness it's the pain. Won't be able to take drugs as BF'ing and to look after DD in that kind of pain would be impossible.
    AF hasn't returned yet but she can't be too far away.

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    Period pain was the same for me before and after birth.

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