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LJD3Tdance August 29th, 2009 04:02 PM

AF has returned! *boo*
I have my first postpartum AF right now, sorry tmi, and I just wanted to share that I hate AF! But this is the longest she's ever stayed away at least!!!

benandali August 29th, 2009 07:18 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
Aw yeah, that's no fun! Ha, i'm almost looking forward to mine returning since I'm learning BOM while BF. It's kinda hard when my chart is all over the place!

SavaAngel August 29th, 2009 11:06 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
Sorry AF has returned. You lasted longer than me - I think I went 2-3 days between my last day of PP bleeding and my first AF and I had AF approx monthly from then on.

Mary - it doesn't make it any easier to have AF and BF while learning BOM.

*1Boy1Girl* August 30th, 2009 07:22 AM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
Awww....sorry :( I'm still waiting on mine.

benandali August 30th, 2009 10:33 AM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
Christina-- awwww..darn!! Ha, I guess I was thinking at least I would know what the difference is between fertile CM and what I am having now.

SavaAngel August 30th, 2009 01:10 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
My first cycle learning BOM - my son was 7 months old and I'd had AF just about monthly (give or take some days) since my PP bleeding stopped and I EBF the first 2 months. My first BOM cycle was 142 days long with 4 "AF". My second one - when my son turned 1 year was 122 with 4 "AF".

LJD3Tdance August 30th, 2009 03:50 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
Yeah, I've never really done it without breastfeeding I realized not that long ago, so I know what you mean, lol.

benandali August 30th, 2009 06:49 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
So, when you said "AF", were you saying you didn't ovulate but still had a period? So that still counts as the same cycle then??

ShawnaCAN August 30th, 2009 09:23 PM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*

Originally Posted by benandali (Post 17134586)
So, when you said "AF", were you saying you didn't ovulate but still had a period? So that still counts as the same cycle then??

Yes. If there's no Peak and you have a bleed, it's an interruption to the Basic Infertile Pattern and not the start of a new cycle. The reason for that is because it could be related to ovulation itself, so you abstain and count 3 (Early Day Rule #2). With a true menstruation - one that follows Peak, there is no need to count 3 after.

Here are two sample charts that show non-menstural bleeding episodes.

LJD3Tdance August 31st, 2009 09:49 AM

Re: AF has returned! *boo*
I ovulated, so for me this is really AF, I've never actually had any non-postpartum bleeding that wasn't AF as far as I know. I may have had a cycle I didn't ovulate, but not that I've charted...so it has been a while since I had if it has happened.

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