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Is it normal not to have a period for 8 months after giving birth?

Is it normal not to have a period for 8 months and up after having a baby.
From Leonie

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Leonie, Everyone is different when there normal menstrual cycle returns after giving birth. Some women have their cycle return after 6 weeks others it can be 6 – 12 months. If you are breast feeding this may delay the return of your period. It does not mean that you are definitely not fertile. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jan 2009