first period after baby?

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Registered: 10-15-2001
first period after baby?
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Sat, 11-10-2012 - 8:06pm

Was your first period after having a baby (particularly while breastfeeding) lighter, heavier, shorter, longer, etc.?

I remember it being sort of heavy but not regular for awhile.  What have your experiences been?

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Sun, 11-11-2012 - 8:14am

In my case it was only a little heavier, but it was reeeeally irregular.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 11-11-2012 - 6:24pm
Is she finally back? My first period after Teddy was very heavy and very long; since then they have gotten much lighter and shorter (about a day and a half) but they are still very very irregular.
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Sun, 11-11-2012 - 10:31pm
I think she's finally back. I thought it started yesterday because I had some pink when I wiped, and then I had about a quarter sized spot on a pad right before I posted on the TTC thread. All day yesterday and today, I've had pink when I wipe and a tiny bit of spotting on pads. That's it. I'm almost certain that I ovulated last Friday, so this is early for a period. I'm not sure what to think. Implantation bleeding or just an early, very light period???
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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 7:05am
I just tested first thing after waking. It was negative. The spotting is not detectable at all this morning. It's 10 dpo. I'm going to assume it is because this is the first AF post partum while still breastfeeding.
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Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:45pm
That would be my guess as well, but I am a freak about would probably test EOD for a little while; just to make sure.
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 7:58pm

I just had my first child, a boy, in December. It took 8 1/2 weeks to get my first period and it seemed like a normal period (5 days). Then, I got my 2nd period 3 weeks after the last one so a week early) and it was only medium flow and then I spotted for a couple of days. I thought I may have been pregnant again (after having a baby 3 months ago) because I had ovulated 2 weeks after the first period and the had the unusual bleeding, but I took a HPT and it was negative. I had no idea that your periods are whacky after having a baby. I just assumed it would go back to normal after not bleeding for 10 months. Needless to say, DH and I are being a lot more careful now... we don't want another baby until Ricky is 2-3 years old.

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