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Menstral Cycle
  • Your menstral cycle usually occurs within seven to nine weeks after your delivery.
  • If you are breastfeeding, your periods may not return for several months or even six to 12 weeks after weaning. During this time you may still ovulate and become pregnant. Use birth control during this time if you do not want to become pregnant.
  • Once your menstral cycle returns, it may be heavy for the first few cycles. It will gradually return to what is normal for you.

Last Updated: 12/27/2013