When will my Menstrual Period come after Birth and Delivery Of The Baby?


A regular Menstrual Period or Bleeding after Birth and Delivery Of The Baby usually come when you start ovulating again. This can last between 3-9 months on average. Breastfeeding may or may not prolong that time.

Your regular menstrual bleeding usually depends on ovulation, and you will usually ovulate before you get your first period. That means that you could get pregnant even before your first period arrives.

Breastfeeding or not?

When ovulation returns to normal also depends on whether you breastfeed or not. Mothers who do not breastfeed usually begin to ovulate and menstruate within 8-12 weeks after delivery. Ovulation may happen earlier or later, and it may take as long as 5-6 months to reestablish a menstrual pattern. In women who do breastfeed, ovulation is usually delayed and may return to normal 1-2 months later than in women who do not breastfeed. But there is no firm rule and fertility may return within weeks after the delivery. This means that you may become pregnant even if you did not get a period yet. You cannot use breastfeeding as a contraceptive. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should use contraception, even if you breastfeed and haven't had a period yet. The first period after delivery is often abnormal. This flow may be shorter or longer than before you delivered, but gradually your menstrual cycle should return to what was normal for you. If your first menstrual flow after delivery is excessively heavy with the passage of large, bright-red clots, you should let your doctor know right away.