Screw you mother nature!

The thing I hate after being pregnant is going back to having periods again.

And boy this time around they are being a total bitch! 5 weeks post partum and I started the mother of all periods. Never have I had such a heavy one in my life, and the cramps and mood swings – don’t get me started!

I know it is likely to be heavier starting so soon after birth, but its worse than when they started again after the boys were born. I do remember them starting about 8 or 10 weeks after with them, but I wasn’t expecting them to start to so soon after Lucy.

Also it lasted a week. A whole week! Usually 4 days max and it would be done. I do hope this isn’t a sign of what’s to come 🙁

I made the decision not to get steralised as I wasn’t 100% sure it was right thing for me to do just yet, so to minimize the risk of getting pregnant (again) I am looking at getting the coil as a form or contraception – I could have gone back on the depovera injection but was worried about the bone density loss and prior to Jack, I was on it for almost 10 years.

I am hoping that the coil will stop my periods all together like the depovera did, and ultimately it is in there for 5 years so I don’t need to worry about getting pregnant or missing pills etc. So peace of mind really- I can just get on with it and not worry.

Lucy happened due to me forgetting to take the pill, so think long term is the best solution for me. They are advising not to have any more c-sections, but ultimately if I got pregnant again that is the only option for me as means of delivery. So I guess no more babies or at least not anytime soon.

I’m not ruling out one more at least – but I don’t think Lee would be too happy about that.

Never say never…

30-something living in Scotland with her fiance Lee and 3 year old son Jack. Baby number 2 is due Dec 2012.
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2 thoughts on “Screw you mother nature!

  1. So true–I said I’d “NEVER” have kids, and now I have two! I finally decided, though, that I need to have my tubes tied. Two pregnancies is enough for me, but I do plan to adopt in the future 🙂

  2. Ugh, after both of my kids I started menstruating again within 7 weeks of giving birth – and I was breastfeeding both times! I feel your pain. Well, I had a hysterectomy six months ago so I don’t any more, but you know what I mean.

    I’ve heard good things about the coil for contraception. IUDs, too – though if you’re prone to heavy periods you risk it falling out (this happened to my friend). Good luck with coming up with a solution that works for you. 🙂

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