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I got one normal period after giving birth and then haven't got one since is me cycle still messed up?
February 28, 2013 5:55AM
You haven't given enough information. I'll try to answer anyway
After giving birth you will have bloody discharge for up to 1 month. It will slowly get less and less. This is not really a period.
Sometime between 6 weeks and 4 months after giving birth most women will begin to have periods again. They should be fairly regular after they resume but may vary by as much as a week earlier or late for several months.
If you have had a real period and have stopped getting it there are three main reasons doctors will explore. First, are you breastfeeding? Many women don't have any period at all while they are breastfeeding. Second, is your thyroid normal? Sometimes after pregnancy a woman's thyroid can go haywire. This can be checked with a simple blood test. Finally, are you pregnant again? It is possible to get pregnant as soon as one month after giving birth!