Hi all.. Normally I'd give every detail I can muster but I'm sick and tired and irritable and just plain depressed.
So........ I gave birth 7 weeks ago, exclusively breastfeeding and started the mini pill about 6 days ago. Today I felt some discharge when I got up so of course I went to the bathroom to clean myself up and saw it was blood. I put a pad in and am not getting a lot but enough to not be spotting. could/should my period be back so early? The dr said I probably wouldn't even get it because I'm breastfeeding and taking the mini pill. I am sexually active again, but that does not correspond to the bleeding. I don't feel any PMS just sad and angry. (Which is normal everyday stuff for me) No cramps, nothing. Any ideas?
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19-05-2016 13:57 #1
Period returning? 7 weeks postpartum.
19-05-2016 14:22 #2
Some people can get AF back within 6 weeks of giving birth regardless of breastfeeding or not. I was different with all 4 of my girls, 12 months, pregnant within 10 weeks after DD2, 6 months and 6 months. BF with all 4 of them.
If you start to experience pains, certain odors or feeling off then go see your doctor otherwise it can be completely normal.
19-05-2016 14:28 #3
19-05-2016 14:30 #4Senior Member
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19-05-2016 14:30 #5
Mine returned at 6 weeks pp both times.
I hope you're feeling happier soon
19-05-2016 14:35 #6Senior Member
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I was the same. 6 weeks PP. started the mini pill and pretty much started bleeding straight away (this was last week)
By the 2nd day I had all symptoms of mini pill; nausea, bleeding, headaches and sad and crying uncontrollably.
I stopped the mini pill after 2 days and then bled all week like a full blown period.
My bleeding could have been because I stopped the pill or it could have been period - it felt like period but who knows!!
19-05-2016 15:05 #7
6wks pp here too. Hoping it holds out quite a bit longer this time around.
19-05-2016 21:34 #8
Another 6 week post partum here too, (pretty much as soon as lochia ended) and that was with all 4 babies and exclusively breastfeeding. Just unlucky I guess.
19-05-2016 21:38 #9
Yep mine came back 5-6 weeks after birth. Actually he slept most of the night and skipped and overnight feed and boom period back.,
19-05-2016 21:57 #10
I got AF at about 7-8 weeks after my first was born. I didn't get AF again until she was 8.5 months. From then it was more regular and pleasingly I no longer get crippling cramping. In fact almost no discomfort at all.
DD was breastfed until 18 months, and I conceived my DS while BF so BF certainly had no bearing on my cycle returning.
When I mentioned the bleeding at my OB check up she confirmed it was most likely AF and I was just one of the unlucky ones!
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