How Long after giving birth do you wait till your 1st period

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firstbaby Posts: 112
Just wondering how long you have to wait until you have your 1st period. My little one is 16 days old and I got my AF today. At least I think its my AF :-8 :-8 - either that or its my stitches bleeding again - I am nearly 100% sure its my AF - is this normal ?? Any help would be appreciate Thanks Guys :thnk
whackywoman Posts: 1496
I think it was about 5 weeks after giving birth I did bleed for about 2 weeks or more after giving birth but it was birth related not period related. HTH
fxfor3 Posts: 2347
I bleed for about 4 weeks then got af at 6 weeks
under construction Posts: 3458
I bled for almost 2 weeks and then got my af 6 weeks later, so 8 weeks after birth
WinterGal Posts: 835
8 weeks when i'd just finished BF.
pigeonwife Posts: 3789
Hi girls - just reading this post and made me think.... Do you get periods if you are breastfeeding. I've heard you won't get pregnant while you're breastfeeding but does that mean you don't get periods. Just curious, thanks :wv
RJR Posts: 962
Not usually for a while pigeonwife - mine was about 5 months coming back (think it's the case only if you're exclusively bf though)