Q: Dr, please my wife gave birth ten months ago and till now she is yet to begin see her period. Please I need your advice. Could that be a form of complication?
A: Hello and Congratulations on your new baby! Return of menses following delivery is varied between individuals. Some women would see theirs a few weeks after, some others after a few months or even a year, while in others there is no return of menses before another pregnancy begins.
Different women report different changes with their menstrual periods after child birth. Some report longer periods. Others report shorter periods; some others report less pain and others observe absolutely no change at all 😀
However, the pattern of your menstrual cycle prior to your previous pregnancy (if it was regular or irregular) also plays a role. The duration of her labor and the presence of complications like bleeding after delivery could all play a part in the return of your period. Exclusive breastfeeding and presence of underlying infection also could delay the return of menses.
Don’t stress out about this for now…. except if you are really looking forward to another pregnancy soon. If this is the case I would advise she sees her doctor for a proper evaluation. Otherwise let her enjoy her period of no bleeds 🙂
Have a great night, everyone 😀