I’ve recently given birth through IVF. My baby is 5 months old and I still haven’t received a period. Is this normal? We are considering going through IVF again but I’m worried as to why my cycle isn’t back.
I had regular cycles before getting pregnant.

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 5 years, 4 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

 Usually after five months of pregnancy we would expect IVF patients to return to a normal monthly cycle following pregnancy. However periods can sometimes not occur if you are breastfeeding. Your GP should be able to give you more advice if your periods do not return.