Tongue tied and twisted, an earthbound misfit, I. (ninabrujaha) wrote in vaginapagina,
Tongue tied and twisted, an earthbound misfit, I.

Bleeding every 2 weeks postpartum with breastfeeding + stress

I wish I knew what was going on with my body...I gave birth to my second son on October 30th. I then bled for about 3 weeks, stopped for a few days, started again for a few days, then stopped for a week. Then I got what felt like my first postpartum period (I am exclusively breastfeeding, though with my first son I also got my period back basically right away, so this was unsurprising). I had no real cramps but it was heavy for the first few days and then tapered off at about 6 days. That was 2 weeks ago. I just started bleeding again 2 days ago, and it started out as spotting, and now is like a very, very light period - I need a tampon, but I feel no cramps and it's quite light flow. Now, I know stress can mess with your cycles, and so can nursing, but I was pretty sure stress would cause a late period, not an early one. (I mention stress because I just spent 3 days in the hospital with my 7 week old who had meningitis, but is now thank God, just fine).
I just want to know what the hell is going on. I had a really regular period after my first son was born, around ever 30-32 days. I was hoping to go back to my regular cycle, but barring that, I want to know if this is normal! I have an appointment with my doctor, but not for another 3 weeks. Is there a reason for me to see a doctor sooner, or can this wait? I wish there were a way to make this damn bleeding go away!
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