Flowing into your Cycle
LH surge is the most reliable indicator that ovulation has occurred. During postpartum your LH surge aka, when you ovulate can be a little unpredictable though!
If you can tell, this post flows from last nights post!! (If you missed it go to my website linked in bio or you can always see my latest post on IG which may be a little easier)
Ok so anyway, depending whether you are breast or bottle feeding timing of ovulation can vary greatly! Mom’s who bottle feed their baby begin ovulating earlier, it could be as early as day 21! of postpartum although the average start time is on day 45. Mom’s who breastfeed, can go up to 6 months without ovulating this is actually considered a form of contraception called, Lactational Amenorrhea. To be completely reliable on the method make sure you are feeding every 2-3 hours around the clock, without any form of supplementation.
When you begin to wean your baby off breast LH surge generally occurs 14-30 days after weaning and you ovulate again!
Aren’t our bodies amazing!!! And I must say a little tricky esp in this pp period (for many reasons as you know) but! you may ovulate before your first flow of your menstrual cycle, so make sure you are using a reliable form of birth control hunnies!!