Not having a period was fun while it lasted, but eventually that monthly visitor returns. Never has there been a more dreaded return than that of the menstrual cycle after a nine month break from tampon changing and aspirin popping. Sure, you know Aunt Flo's going to come back eventually, but what you may not be prepared for are the weird things about your first postpartum period that every woman goes through. Because having a baby can change more than just the number of people in your family — giving birth can alter the way your period comes back, especially the first time around.
From stressing over your supply of feminine hygiene products to wondering where in the world all the extra blood is coming from, there is really no way to prepare yourself for what will happen. Since your body and hormones changed while your were pregnant, and continue to heal and change again in the postpartum phase, it takes a little bit of time for everything to return to proper working order. Meaning the first cycle you have after delivering your little one could be full of surprises. But you're not alone — women everywhere experience these weird postpartum period occurrences.