How do cycles change after 40+

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Registered: 12-14-2008
How do cycles change after 40+
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Tue, 06-23-2009 - 11:15am

I'm wondering, in general, how cycles change as you age.


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 12:19pm
I'm almost 44 and my AF (periods) have remained pretty much the same, maybe off by a day or 2 here and there.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 4:20pm

Hi dee,


I had my first baby at 42 and breastfed her until she was 16 months (just two months ago).


I got my first cycle when she was 3 months old, even though I was exclusively breastfeeding.

 

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Registered: 09-25-2008
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 5:15pm
Hi Dee,
I had my daughter at almost 40 and my AF returned after 5 months. I nursed her full time for 14 months and then before nap/bedtime for another 10 months. My periods have been very regular...except for two months after a chemical pregnancy and a few months before a cyst ruptured. Since then my cycles are back on track 28-29 days. I always felt like I was ovualting, even when I was nursing....but I'm not so sure now...since we've been ttc for awhile. I completely stopped nursing 3 months ago...so we'll see what happens. I don't know if age affects when your AF returns, while you're still nursing...I'm sure someone on this board can answer your questions!
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Registered: 12-14-2008
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 8:23am

For those who's period came back so soon....was this a change for you?


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Registered: 06-25-2007
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 10:38am

I had my last baby at 43 1/2.

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