Wednesday, January 05, 2011

After Childbirth Menstruation

Semalam dah habis pantang 100 hari. Pada tahun lepas, pada tarikh semalam, saya dapat last period before pregnantkan lil Zahin :)

Tapi kenapa saya masih tak period lagi sekarang walaupun dah 100 hari lepas beranak ek? Darah nifas dah abes before 40 days lagi. Bila saya baca kat internet, rupa-rupanya normal kalau BF mothers lambat period after beranak.

Of those who choose not to breastfeed, approximately 80% of women find their period has returned by ten weeks. Breastfeeding can delay menstruation and ovulation for around 20 weeks or more, however it is not uncommon to find your period returning sooner or much longer than 20 weeks.

Every woman and her hormone levels are very unique, so its difficult to say when a period will recommence after childbirth. Some women find their period will return the very next month following birth and at the other end of the scale, some women wont have menstruated until well after twelve months. I found it to be even longer than this!

I breastfed my first born until she was a little over two and then fell pregnant with baby number two. I didn’t get my period until my second born was 20 months, when all overnight feeds had stopped.
More info here.

Wow! Lepas anak kedua baru period tu! Baru saya tahu. Sekarang tak risau lagi :D