Also I've heard a myriad of tales about periods being better and worse after baby. My periods have been so horrendous my whole life that I was apparently in labor and contracting for almost 24 hours without realizing it because the contractions just felt like mild (to me) period cramps! I've been on prescription pain meds for them since age 15--most recently tylenol 3 with codeine. I'm starting to feel some serious anxiety about aunt flo coming back because I couldn't function *at all* during my period before. There were times I couldn't leave the bathroom floor because I was in so much pain, even with the meds. I don't have the option of not functioning now that I have my sweet baby girl depending on me. And while my husband is a Godsend, I can't expect him to skip work to stay home and take care of me and her, you know?
So I was just wondering if I could get some personal anecdotes on a) when your periods came back after baby b) were you pumping/bf'ing or not and c) were your periods better or worse after baby?