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    Default It's Back...Bummer

    I got my period again Of course we were on our way to a wedding and then all _ _ _ _ broke loose... I had to beg a woman at the convenience store to have mercy on me so I could use the employee bathroom. It was horrible!!!! Anyway, I have always had a history of migraines and bad cramps with my period, but this time it's different. I have nothing, just a heavy period...Does it change after a baby or is this just the calm before the storm???


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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*milkedmama View Post
    Does it change after a baby or is this just the calm before the storm???
    My understanding is that it's normal for your first few postpartum cycles to be pretty wacky. Heavier/lighter/longer/shorter than pre-pregnancy.

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    I had zero PMS with my first PPAF. It was shocking! I'm still waiting for my second, but I would be overjoyed to say goodbye to cramps and crying jabs forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    My understanding is that it's normal for your first few postpartum cycles to be pretty wacky. Heavier/lighter/longer/shorter than pre-pregnancy.

    Sorry AF is back to bother you!
    mine was all weird AF came back when my Lo was 6 months.. It was horrible but got better with time.
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    I don't get cramps nearly as bad as I did before I had Nora. Thank God. I still get headaches and mild cramps but not the can't-function-can't-move-gotta-curl-up-in-a-little-ball kind anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    I don't get cramps nearly as bad as I did before I had Nora. Thank God. I still get headaches and mild cramps but not the can't-function-can't-move-gotta-curl-up-in-a-little-ball kind anymore.
    Yep, exact same thing for me. I used to have HORRIBLE cramps with my period before I had the baby, but now I don't get them at all, or they are very, very mild. Also, my periods don't seem to last as long as they did before I had a baby. I should add, my periods came back when my baby was only 6 weeks old. She's going on almost 1 year old now!!

    Oh, one more thing... I used to get migraines before I had a baby (not necessarily during AF), but I haven't had one since having her. Mine were never bad enough to require prescription meds, I only ever used Excedrin Migraine, but I haven't had any since having her.

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