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  1. #1
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    Default Getting menstrual period again

    I thought at this point (DD is 15 months) I would get my periodn, but I haven't yet.
    I actually want to, as I want to get pregnant again. Is that normal? What's everyone else experience?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Getting menstrual period again

    Hi MissD,
    It can really vary. Each situation is different.
    According to LLL's WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING, John & Sheila Kippley (of the Couple to Couple League) gathered data on American women who practiced total breastfeeding for the first 6 months and then introduced solids gradually. They found an average 14.6 months without periods following childbirth. But this is just an average. Some will experience a return before 6 months postpartum. Others will go as long as 2.5 years.

    Here's a link to LLL's page about fertility.
    Fertility
    You might like this one, too.
    Boosting Fertility while Breastfeeding

    For me it was 16 months and 14 months, BTW.

    HTH!
    Mary

  3. #3
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    Feb 2006
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    Default Re: Getting menstrual period again

    For me, it has been 16 months postpartum with no signs of a period. I also would like to get pregnant again. I spoke to my ob/gynecologist about it and he said that it is quite possible to get pregnant without having a period first, especially as in my case, my periods were very light anyway.

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