Is post pregnancy menstrual cycle stops for sometime?

My C-Section was on July 11th.  Is it true that post pregnancy menstrual cycle stops for a while? After how many months will I get menstrual cycle?

So in the meanwhile, if I conceive, how can I confirm I am pregnant, as I know missing periods is one way to confirm pregnancy.

 

Is post pregnancy menstrual cycle stops for sometime?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    If you bottle feed your baby, or combine bottle feeding with breastfeeding, your first period could start as soon as five to six weeks after you give birth.
    If you fully breastfeed and do not combine bottle feeding with breastfeeding, it is possible that your periods may not start again until you stop breastfeeding. This is your body's way of preventing additional pregnancies while you have a small baby.
    You may become fertile again soon after pregnancy. After pregnancy, it is important to remember that you can still be fertile even though your periods have not yet returned. This is because a woman releases an egg (ovulates) about two weeks before she has her period.
    This means you may become fertile again before you realize it. If you do not want to become pregnant again, it is essential that you use contraception when you have sex, whether your periods have returned or not. If you are not using any contraceptive method you have to check with pregnancy test once in every fortnight.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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