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daughter was born July and still don't have a period.

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My daughter was born July 20 and still don't have a period. I only full breastfed her for 7 weeks coz I needed to go back to work. Since then, I'm only breastfeeding at night and during my off. With my 1st daughter, my period came back after postpartum bleeding a month after I gave birth. We had sex 2 mos. after giving birth ad it happened twice or thrice but not so often. My hubby's a Nurse and keeps telling me it's normal but I'm wondering why with my 1st daughter, period's back in a month postpartum. Haven't had pregnancy test and worried that I'm pregnant again.


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replied October 10th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A27540
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you are not exclusively breastfeeding your baby, you might lose the protection of lactation amenorrhea. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms. You should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be needed to look for the underlying cause for your absent/irregular periods. Treatment as appropriate would be started (based on examination findings and investigation results) to help you regulate periods. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular (and safer to use during breastfeeding) birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
Take care.



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