Frequently Asked Questions
How long after giving birth will I get my period?
During the months following childbirth, you will experience discharge. Abundant and bloody at first, it gradually turns brownish and then yellowish and clear: this discharge is called "lochia", but it’s not menstruation. It actually consists of leftover blood, mucus and uterine tissue.
Your first post-pregnancy period is characterized by very heavy bleeding. It will occur within six to eight weeks after delivery if you are not breastfeeding. If you are, your period will take longer to arrive. In fact, during breastfeeding, a special hormone is released to block ovulation for at least 3 months.