Intro, ttc still haven't gotten AF back yet

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Registered: 10-19-2011
Intro, ttc still haven't gotten AF back yet
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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:12am

Hello,

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 1:03am
Hello and welcome to our board :) It can be frustrating waiting for AF to show when you want to conceive again but not wean yet. It is impossible to guess when you might get her her back - some women are very sensitive to prolactin and it will take a longer time to get cycling again - some don't seem to have that problem and O right away. Many of us are just somewhere in the middle of that......usually by about 14 -1 6 months many see AF back, although it still might be some time before your cycle regulates and your LP is long enough etc. I have used Vitex and it worked well for me - if you are very sensitive you could try just using a very small dose once a day and see how it feels. Have you tried temping/charting to see what your body is/might be doing soon? THere are some very helpful ideas in the TTC and BF'ing FAQ section below that you should check (in the Info folder down below).....there might be some things in there that you could try first - I would recommend a bcomplex vitamin as well as a calcium/magnesium supplement. I used both of these and vitex and finally managed to get my cycles back at about 16 months PP the first time around, and 6 months PP the 2nd time around.
Good luck and try to be patient - it can be so hard to wait but usually Miss AF eventually shows up and you can get back to the business of making more babies!
Jasmine
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 1:16am
Probably within three months you will see AF and start ovulating. I wouldn't mess with vitex or anything until after you've given it a few months to return on it's own.
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Registered: 12-18-2011
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 10:12am
hi!
i am more or less in the same situation.....
i have stopped taking bc like 2-3 month ago.
My baby is 19 month old now and i am still nursing her 2-3 times a day.... I sooooo badly want get pregnant again....my problem.....no period yet!!
i get some spotting more or less around the time i should get my period,so i am wondering is that enough that i could get pregnant?
i am trying to slow down the nursing to once in the morning and once at night...but i dont want completely stop just bcs i am dyeing to have another baby......
honestly i dont know what to do ...i am checking my cervix regularly and i do see some changes in it...but nothing is hapenning yet...just took a pregnancy tes...NEG
NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Community Leader
Registered: 06-01-2004
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 2:02am
Hi there :) Check out our TTC Fact Sheet in the info section down the page - there are some helpful suggestions there to help coax your fertility back. Some women's bodies just take longer then other unfortunately but there are some things that can help....
Have you tried temping/charting at all yet? It would be useful for you to see what your body is up to and maybe even see when you finally O.....that spotting could have been an anovulatory cycle which means you will likely start cycling again soon. My first few post partem cycles were like that.....and then finally an O! If you test again in a week or so and it is still a BFN I would say that was the case and you should definitely start temping to see if you ovulate the next time around.
Good luck and welcome to our board ;)
Jasmine