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signs of returning fertility? [Aug. 24th, 2010|01:25 pm]
Using FAM/LAM while Breastfeeding


 DD is 14 months, and we are still BF on demand at home, and I pump once at work. I haven't started officially charting again yet, but  kind of keep an eye on my CM. One day a couple weeks ago, I had an episode of pink-tinged mucous, then nothing for a few days. I attributed it to DH and I DTD for the first time in a few weeks the night before it happened. But then it happened again about 5-6 days later (with no deed-doing involved) and nothing since then. (I wish I would have written down the dates so I remember for sure when it was... I think the last episode was maybe a week ago?)
So, I"m just wondering, when cycles return is it common for it to just be a touch of spotting here and there for a while first, or does AF usually just start right up?

[User Picture]From: trinity_gal
2010-08-24 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had so similar experience (didnt write down either!) - a tiny little bit of spotting there and there...then normal period a few weeks later. I was also bfing on demand at home and pumped once at work - started work 3 times a week when my son was 10 months, stopped pumping at 12months, period returned at 13 months. Could be this?
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-25 12:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll start writing the spotting down and looking for my period to start anytime then.
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[User Picture]From: ajb92504
2010-08-25 12:24 am (UTC)
oops that was me, I don't know why it came up anonymous.
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[User Picture]From: giraffes08
2010-08-25 01:40 am (UTC)
I had a couple of occasions of random spotting before my period started at 9mos pp. Don't think it was related to sex. They also took place some time before my period started (maybe a month or two, not a matter of days or weeks).

My friend had suggested that it might be implantation bleeding, so I took a test both times, but that came out negative.
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[User Picture]From: ajb92504
2010-08-25 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for your input. I was kind of wondering if I should test anyway (esp being I work with x-rays, so maybe I will just to be sure) but good to know it may also just be random spotting.
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