After 15 months of not seeing Flo, I recently got a visit from everybody’s “favorite” aunt. As an extra bonus, she brought with her wicked cramps. For the almost 20 years that Flo and I have been meeting, I’ve never had cramps before. Um, so painful!
Interestingly, when I mentioned this to a friend, she said that she also started getting cramps when her period returned after having a baby. Has this happen to anybody else? Do I need to start stocking my medicine cabinet with Midol?
PS: Although I wasn’t expecting to see Aunt Flo while I was still nursing Levi, I learned that it is completely normal to start menstruating while breastfeeding. Are you willing to share how long it took until you got your first period after having a baby?