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Old 01-08-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question C-section and menstral cycle.... question

How soon after a c-section can you expect to have your first mentral cycle start up again? I know there is a period of time when you are "bleeding" after the birth etc.

But when should you "expect" to have your first period begin... ish....?

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Old 01-08-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

I think I had my CS I was bleeding for about a wk. Then about a month or lil more I had my period. I also hear if you breastfeed it will be much longer.
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

I'm still waiting for mine. I'm 2 months postpartum and I do breastfeed. Needless to say, I am not anticipating it. LOL

 
Old 01-08-2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

With my previous two sections I bleed at the max 2 weeks and I got it about a month after that

 
Old 01-08-2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

Wow. My experience was a lot different than you three and most of my friends had experiences more like mine. It's great to read about these ranges. I bled for 5 weeks after my c-section. I nursed for 8 months and didn't get my period until two months after I stopped nursing--which was an excellent side benefit--unless you're trying to get pregnant again I suppose.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 04:51 AM   #6
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

i bled for about 5 weeks after (heavy period like for 1.5 weeks then spotting for the rest) cs and then i had my period about 2 months after that - i did not breast feed. but i had relatively easy periods
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

I stopped bleeding about 8 days pp. I have a little light spotting still, but nothing heavy. I don't know when to expect my period, but my DR says that I may not get it until I stop BFing.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 10:27 AM   #8
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

An added benefit to breastfeeding. I bled for 5 weeks, but it was so light you could barely tell. It was still blood so I count it. I haven't asked my doc about the period since I breastfeed. I will ask on Wed to find out. Me and DH don't want to have a baby so soon after ds so with no period I don't have to worry about BCP. You can't get pregnant without your period, right? Stupid question, I know.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:06 AM   #9
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

You TOTALLY can get pregnant without your period.(It's just not ideal if you are actually trying) If you do not want to get pregnant there is a birth control pill that you can take while you're nursing. My doctor did not tell me this right away and I was very ****** that I discovered this from my friends a few months into breastfeeding with no birth control. Talk to your doctor about a prescription the next time you go in. Even being on that pill I did not get my period until after I stopped breastfeeding.

 
Old 01-09-2006, 03:32 PM   #10
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Re: C-section and menstral cycle.... question

I bled for about 2 weeks after my c-section and got my period about a month after( I also breastfed for the first couple of months)

 
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