Question by  Kristina (22)

When should I expect my first postpartum menstrual cycle?


Answer by  chen2 (508)

It depends on whether if you're breast feeding or not, breast feeding interrupts the hormone that is required for you to menstruate. So if you are not breast feeding, your first postpartum menstruation will probably be around 4- 8 weeks.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Your first postpartum menstrual cycle will be much like your pre pregnancies cycles. It will come three to six months after the birth of your baby, bleeding may be slightly heavier than pre pregnancy cycles, however it will return to normal soon. You will experience cramping and may last longer than before.


Answer by  totallykim (167)

When your first cycle occurs can be affected by whether or not you choose to breast feed. I breastfed all of my children and usually experienced my first cycle after about 3 months. Between two of my children I had no cycle at all, they are 13 months apart.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

This varies widely on a case to case basis but generally a new mom, who is not breastfeeding, can expect her period to return within 2 months. Breastfeeding moms generally take a longer time to resume their menstrual cycle, typically as long as the child is gaining nutrition from breastfeeding.


Answer by  Anonymous

I breastfed my first baby for 12 months and got my first cycle back 3 weeks after stopping breastfeeding.

You have 50 words left!