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Signs your fertility has returned? Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
10th Apr '13

Other than AF? As far as I know, I haven't ovulated since my son was born but I'm being told you can ovulated w/out getting AF and vice versa.

Brandie Dawne Due November 10; 2 kids; Mt Vernon, Ohio 1234 posts
10th Apr '13

Yes you can! And your very fertile after having a baby.

Brandie Dawne Due November 10; 2 kids; Mt Vernon, Ohio 1234 posts
10th Apr '13

sorry double post!

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
10th Apr '13

I didn't have any. I have a pituitary adenoma, and was told as long as it was untreated I couldn't get pregnant....my body wouldn't ovulate, I had no AF, and started lactating - years after weaning my youngest child. 8 Months after this diagnosis was made, I had the worst stomach flu ever...which was totally triggered by specific things. When people swore I was pregnant, I took the pregnancy test to prove them wrong. Heh.....I'm 24 weeks pregnant with a little girl now.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" I didn't have any. I have a pituitary adenoma, and was told as long as it was untreated I couldn't get ... [snip!] ... swore I was pregnant, I took the pregnancy test to prove them wrong. Heh.....I'm 24 weeks pregnant with a little girl now."


Wow, what an ordeal. Congratulations!

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Brandie Dawne:" Yes you can! And your very fertile after having a baby."

I forgot to mention- my son is currently 15 months old.

Brandie Dawne Due November 10; 2 kids; Mt Vernon, Ohio 1234 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" I forgot to mention- my son is currently 15 months old."

Are you breastfeeding still? Not that it matters I'm still BF my 9 month old and got my period at 4months PP. Was Bfing and on BC and now I'm pregnant. Also I wasn't ovulating(but still had periods) when I was trying to get pregnant with my 9 month old and I had to use Clomid to get pregnant with her.

JenTheHen 2 kids; Hillsboro, Oregon 458 posts
10th Apr '13

I always know when I'm ovulating because I get tons of egg white cervical mucus. I didn't have a ton m first few cycles postpartum, but I was still breastfeeding so I am doubtful that I was ovulating. I got pregnant a month after stopping nursing.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting Brandie Dawne:" Are you breastfeeding still? Not that it matters I'm still BF my 9 month old and got my period at 4months ... [snip!] ... still had periods) when I was trying to get pregnant with my 9 month old and I had to use Clomid to get pregnant with her."

Yes, I am.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting JenTheHen:" I always know when I'm ovulating because I get tons of egg white cervical mucus. I didn't have a ton ... [snip!] ... postpartum, but I was still breastfeeding so I am doubtful that I was ovulating. I got pregnant a month after stopping nursing."


It seems about the same as before I had him, maybe a little less but not much... hmm... :/

JenTheHen 2 kids; Hillsboro, Oregon 458 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Samantha Lembo:</b>" It seems about the same as before I had him, maybe a little less but not much... hmm... :/"</blockquote>



You could be fertile, it's normal to be a littler drier when breastfeeding. I got my period back at 7 months pp even though my son was still nursing like crazy, but I believe it took such a toll on my body that I just wasn't able to get pregnant until after weaning. After my son turned 1 I lost a lot of weight to the point of being unhealthy, and I just felt weak and worn out. I slowly weaned him starting at 15 months and we were completely done at 18 months. The next cycle I got pregnant, which was suprising since it took so long to conceive my first (12 cycles which took almost 2 years)

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
11th Apr '13
Quoting JenTheHen:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Samantha Lembo:</b>" It seems about the same as before I had ... [snip!] ... next cycle I got pregnant, which was suprising since it took so long to conceive my first (12 cycles which took almost 2 years)"


The first couple months after he was born I just kept losing and losing weight and felt sick all the time, so I upped my calories. Now I'm the heaviest I've been non-preggo and hate the way I look but we are TTC and I'm torn between dieting or indulging my appetite in hopes of getting preg. I've always had a tendency to over-eat, though, and had fallen into a bulimic pattern for a while before conceiving my son. I feel like there should not be an issue with BF "putting stress on my body" when I'm still 10lbs over my normal weight.

JenTheHen 2 kids; Hillsboro, Oregon 458 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Samantha Lembo:</b>" The first couple months after he was born I just kept losing and losing weight and felt sick all the ... [snip!] ... son. I feel like there should not be an issue with BF "putting stress on my body" when I'm still 10lbs over my normal weight."</blockquote>



Tha makes sense because the first few months your milk is really calorie dense and baby needs more fat, and as they get older your milk changes, it may not take your body as many calories to compensate as in the beginning. It might be worth going in for bloodwork to check for any issues. It's pretty common to have thyroid problems after having a baby. It is also normal for some women to not return their fertility until nursing is all the way stopped, if you are in a hurry to get pregnant soon, weaning might be something to consider.