I'm about two weeks away from my period being 3 months late. I know things like stress can delay it's arrival, but I really haven't been feeling that way. I had planned to call the birthing center I delivered at - turns out their office is closed today and I doubt they'll be there tomorrow due to the holiday. So I'm turning to you, BG.
Background: Had my baby in early May, exclusively breasted him until he was 3 and a half months (every feeding became a frustrating battle ending in both our tears; switched to formula and he was happy as a clam), got my first PP period on 9 Sep and it lasted til 15 Sep (unusual for me - most were no longer than 3 days - but I figured changes like that after birth were normal). Waited until a week after my first period was 'missed' in October to take one of the two pregnancy tests I bought. Negative. Waited until a few days after my second period was 'missed' earlier this month, took the remaining test - again, negative.
I have yet to have any signs of a period approaching. I don't dwell on that fact, because I know worrying can delay it too, but I do find it odd and unsettling. I've heard of women getting negative results on home tests up to 8 or 9 weeks into the pregnancy. I can't even stomach thinking about enduring another pregnancy.
Any information, personal stories or help is welcomed. I have no idea what's going on, and I've never wanted to have to wear tampons so bad, hah.
My ob told me that even after stopping bf, you can get spotting that seems like a period but really isn't. I had what I assumed was af at 6 weeks pp and he said it might not be a legit period, and I haven't breastfed since DS was 8 days old.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Van D:</b>" My ob told me that even after stopping bf, you can get spotting that seems like a period but really isn't. ... [snip!] ... I assumed was af at 6 weeks pp and he said it might not be a legit period, and I haven't breastfed since DS was 8 days old."</blockquote>
The period I had back in September was legit though. Definitely not just spotting, and haven't had even a bit of spotting since.
Considering that you've only had 1 pp period it doesn't seem too odd to not have had another one. I had my first one around 2 months pp and didn't get another for for 2 months. I would still call and get some advice from your birthing center and possibly take another test to ease your mind a little. I think I remember reading somewhere that some women don't get a regular cycle again up to a year after having their baby.
Quoting kr.r:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lady Anon:</b>" Did it come?"</blockquote> It did! Few ... [snip!] ... did! Few days before December started. I hope that means it won't be paying me a surprise visit during the week of the wedding."
Good! I kept waiting for an update but didnt want to ask on facebook.