Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Period started at 7 weeks

Being pregnant is no walk in the park. Sure, it's fun to feel your new little family member rolling around inside of you, and some people will give you special treatment (not my husband for the most part), but really, pregnancy is difficult. Morning sickness, heartburn, clothing not fitting, ever shifting center of gravity, needing to pee all the time, stretch marks... the list goes on.

But one perk women typically get is that they don't have their period for months after! At least, not when they are breastfeeding on demand. But not me, I don't get that perk.

Last time I had some stuck placenta, so I bled for 6 weeks, had a check-up, got diagnosed, and had a D&C at 7 or 8 weeks (was still bleeding), then bled for another 2 weeks... so I got 10 weeks straight of bleeding after having my oldest. Then I went back to work at 11 weeks and had a period about a month later, I thought because I had started to pump. This time the bleeding had basically stopped at 5 weeks! So today, at just after 7 weeks post delivery, my period started again. I am exclusively breastfeeding on demand. NOT OK. I got about 2 weeks off from bleeding. That's absurd. And not fair.

Stupid body. I'm not ready for a new baby (or to start trying to have one anyway), you are confused.

1 comment:

  1. That stinks! Maybe it's the bleeding is something else and you won't get one next month. I had a period of sorts like 6 weeks out, my OB was incredulous, and haven't had one since. I'm not breastfeeding anymore... so I've started taking regular pregnancy tests just in case. You can hope...