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2nd time mum's, how long did it take for your normal menstrual cycle to return?

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So , after giving birth to my 2nd child on the 5 th of November 2013 it has just occurred to me that my normal / usual menstrual cycle has NOT yet made it's return.

O.K, I know the obvious question is have I had unprotected sexual intercourse with my other half / children's father & the answer is no.

I won't lie & say we haven't had S.E.X but I demanded he used a condom whilst I wait to see my G.P about the next course of contraception.

I was invited to my G.P surgery for (me & baby's) 6 wk check but due to the inconvenience of the appointment I had to re-book the appointment & the next available one was in the new year.

Apart from the "expected" tired-ness of having a new baby in the house & also finding ways entertaining a 5yr old ( at home) I'm not having any unusual or pregnancy related symptoms

So I guess my question is on average how long did it take for your usual menstrual cycle to return.

P.S All mum here feel free to answer I just thought it may "ring more of bell" with 2nd time mum's

Hope u all had a lovely Christmas & good luck for the new year

xx

:)

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I gave birth on 11th Oct and no sign yet of things restarting. Think it may take a while whilst breastfeeding (3rd child, but 1st in 14 years)

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Thanks Dozymum

Very reassuring to know im not in this alone

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Are you breast feeding? I'm still bf my 7 month old and still no period so not too worry xx

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Hidden in reply to 2princes1princess

Yes Im breastfeeding with 1 bottle "formula"feed at the evening.

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Thank-you for your reply, if at 7 months & still no show of period Ive got nothing to worry about. :)

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2princes1princess in reply to Hidden

Yea my gp told me that its unlikely but not unheard ofto not have periods until you reduce the breast feeding or not stop completely. Its great I love not having them lol xx

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Hidden in reply to 2princes1princess

LOL!

Yep its definitely a relief to not have seen my period lately.

xx

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I wish mine hadnt come bk..It came after 2 months :(

2princes1princess
2princes1princess in reply to Hidden

Aww thats unlucky :-( xx

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I just think that's a case of everyone's body is different really but just unfortunate

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Hi Chick, my boy arrived Sept 14th and I am EBF and no period & not on the pill. I was told BF can be form of contraception but not to take risks once say a night feed was dropped. Some women I think get cycles when they breast feed. I personally think my body/hormones go through the motions on a cycle but I do not menstruate does that make sense? Like super hormonal grumpy sensitive to name a few symptoms. Xx

Ps Am a first timer as you know, it probably makes no odds what number your on as its all hormone controlled

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Hidden in reply to cheekymonkey3791

Hi chick

Yeah I can relate to the point you mentioned about our hormones going through a menstrual cycle but not actually menstruating as my moods are ridiculous on some days.

I hope I didn't offend you by noting that the delay might only affect multiple mums as that definitely was not my intention.

Hope you had a good chrimbo

:-)

cheekymonkey3791
cheekymonkey3791 in reply to Hidden

No of course not haha.....it's all good & yes blinding Christmas thank you, definitely a bonus having a little man to share it with ;-) X

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Good good

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This Christmas was definitely one I'll remember for sure

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I only got my period back after BF stopped when my daughter was 2years.

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