|When did fertility return?
||[Mar. 31st, 2010|01:08 pm]
Using FAM/LAM while Breastfeeding
DD is 9.5 months old and I have not started my cycles back yet. She is BF on demand when I'm home, and I pump usually 2, sometimes 3 times a day when I work, in addition to 3-4 nursing sessions on workdays (morning and 2-3 times in the evening.) |
I haven't been great at remembering to check my CM daily, but I do at least 2-3 times a week and it's always sticky and cervix is low and firm. The only other thing I noticed is that my lower abdomen feels bloated/crampy, like AF is about to show, for a few days at a time on and off for the past several months. But I do have lower back/pelvis issues so maybe it's just general discomfort from that.
Anyway, DH is paranoid that I'm pg and don't even know it because of my lack of cycles. I did test at 3 months and 6 months pp just to be sure, but haven't since then (but I'm also not having any sympoms of pg either, so I'm not worried.) so we were just curious when cycles usually return, and also how often women get a warning period before return of fertility. And also is the cramping feeling on and off normal?
eta: I do have PCOS and have never had regular periods, and it took 3 years to concieve DD if that makes a difference. (although I've had a rash of friends recently that had trouble concieving their first get pg unexpectedly soon after.... )