25 Week Old Baby Reader Story 💡
Baby Week to Week 25 Mama Natural
Oh, Hello There, Old Friend.
Mama and baby take a selfie.
You can read every book on the planet, and there’s still bound to be some surprises after giving birth. One of the most elusive of which is your first postpartum period. I got my first period after giving birth at six months postpartum. And to say I wasn’t expecting it at all is an understatement.
I thought that if you breastfeed, your menstrual cycle won’t return until after you’ve weaned your baby. Boy, was I wrong about that! What made it worse was the terrible cramps that accompanied my first postpartum period. I had a c-section, and I had stabbing cramps at the exact location of my scar—ouch! I was also surprised to find that my period had a major affect on my milk supply. Though I wasn’t feeling well, I had to feed more then normal, because my supply had dipped so low. Thankfully, once my period was over, my supply returned to normal, as if nothing had ever happened.
I’m now almost eight months postpartum, and my periods are still irregular—they’re more painful and heavier than they were before giving birth to my daughter—but I’m hanging in there, hoping it’s all temporary!