i just have a baby 6 weeks ago and im still bleeding when is it stop!

Virginia - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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me and my husband have unprotected sex is it possible that i can get pregnant! is it to soon

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Deborah - posted on 12/16/2010

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I bleed for 4 and a half months after my second child 3 days after my first.... It's different I went and asked my doctor and they said it was normal i have no clue if it was but my child is now almost 6 months and the period I got when she was 5 months I am still on another 4 weeks almost so far....

Liz - posted on 12/17/2010

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My little one is 8 weeks now and I only stopped bleeding 3 days ago. I was so pleased to see the back of it! And yes you can certainly get pregnant now. My health visitor banged on and on about contraception at my last visit!

Victoria - posted on 12/17/2010

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after i had my first i bleed 5 days and with my son i bleed 4 2months that was horrible

Danielle - posted on 12/19/2010

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Yes, it's possible. There is always a possibility. As for the bleeding, it's normal but it should have tapered off at least by now. If it's still really heavy you may want to discuss it with you gyn.

Ambyr - posted on 12/16/2010

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Yes, from what I know it is yes. I had a friend that went to her 6 week check up and was pregnant!!! I mesn everyone is different but I asked my doc and she said yes...so I guess I'd just be careful. Also I only bled for 4 weeks with my daughter and 2 weeks son but I have known girls to bleed for 7 to 10 weeks.

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Kim - posted on 05/05/2012

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I was usually bleeding at my 6 wk postpartum checkup. My SIL went in for hers and her Dr told her she was ovulating already, she could get pregnant so use protection.

The reason they tell you to wait 6wks is your cervix is still open and you can get infections easier. They probably don't want you to get pregnant that soon either.

Michelle - posted on 12/19/2010

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The bleeding is normal.... its different for everyone I have 3 children and nrmally I bleed gor about 4 weeks with each... Now having unprotective sex u can get pregant again right away my cousin is 8 months pregant with a 9 month old daughter it happens.. just be careful.

Tammy - posted on 12/18/2010

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also,if your not breast feeding then your breasts will probably be sore still because of the milk build up and swollen too until it all dries up...

Tammy - posted on 12/18/2010

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the bleeding usually stops around 6 weeks or so,if you are doing a lot of work and wlking ,on your feet a lot it could take longer ,make sure you're resting and not doing to much....it's still important to make sur eyou'r elooking after yourself too!....You can definately get pregnant again this soon...i know of someone it has happened too within 2 months of having a baby...
good luck and take care!

Elicia - posted on 12/17/2010

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the time it takes for you to stop bleeding just depends on your body. and there is a possibility that you can get pregnant. two of my b/fs brothers were born a year and a few days apart.

Virginia - posted on 12/17/2010

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thank you all for your advice! but i just take a pregnancy test a few days ago it comes out negative but i don't understand why my breast still sore and getting bigger am not breastfeeding,and i went to the doctor 3 weeks ago she don't till me anything she's gonna take blood test on next visit

Victoria - posted on 12/17/2010

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u can get pregnant straight after having a baby as i know sum1 as soon as she ad 1 child she had another 9months and 9days later so its deffo possible but saying that she did av sex straight after giving birth 2 her eldest wen she was in hospital

Ashley - posted on 12/16/2010

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It's definetly not too soon for you to get pregnant! If you don't plan on having another one so soon, I would def get on some form of birth control or use protection. As far as the bleeding, I really think it depends on your body how big the baby was and so on, I bled for at least a month after I had my little girl, she was my 1st. if your really worried I would get ahold of your ob and ask them,

Kandy - posted on 12/15/2010

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As long as you ovulate you can get pregnant. It is different for everyone so just consider the answer to be yes. One of my best friends found out she was pregnant at her 6 week check up.

Amber - posted on 12/15/2010

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if you had unprotected sex yes it is very possible to be pregnant again, my sister-in-law found out she was pregnant at her 6wk checkup

Tabby - posted on 12/15/2010

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I bled for 6 weeks after I had my daughter. It eventually lightened and then stopped. As for getting pregnant... a friend of mine got pregnant again a week before her 6 week check-up... she didn't think she could get pregnant that early but she did!

Franshell - posted on 12/15/2010

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yes! lol. even if your period still hasnt come down after giving birth, you still ovulate!!! get the shot or get on some sort of birthcontrol!

Lydia - posted on 12/15/2010

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yes you can get pregnant and it is still normal to bleed at 6 weeks. i had very light bleeding a bit longer than 6 weeks after giving birth. if you're concerned ask your doc.

Stifler's - posted on 12/15/2010

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6 weeks after the birth you should go to your doctor for a check up. so go for a checkup and ask about it :)

Sarh - posted on 12/15/2010

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You can get pregnant I believe right after you give birth. I know women who have babies that are only 10/11 months apart! Crazy thing is... your technically pregnant for 10 months!!!! 4wks are in a month, 40 weeks of pregnancy is 10 months.
The bleeding is normal... are you breastfeeding? I breastfeed and I only bled for about 3 weeks. However, even after those 3 weeks I would bleed after sex sometimes.

Danielle - posted on 12/14/2010

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the bleeding is normal still , if your still bleeding in a few weeks then maybe have a chat to your doctor about it. and as for being fertile oh my yes it is possible, my friend fell pregnant 4 weeks after having her baby

Elfrieda - posted on 12/14/2010

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Some of my friends bled for 6 weeks. I bled for 4. Another bled for 2. Everybody's different. As long as you're not passing big clots, you're fine. It's just annoying, isn't it?
Also, who knows when you're fertile again? Some people can get their period when the baby is 2 months old, and some after a whole year has passed! Breastfeeding usually delays it, but I have a niece who was born only a year after her sister, since her parents thought that nursing was a form of birth control. It's different for everybody. You'll find out two week AFTER you become fertile, when you get your period. And if you get pregnant so soon after having a baby, that's not good for your body, to say nothing about your mental health! To be safe, you need to use condoms, or some other form of birth control. I know they're not as comfy as using nothing, but is having two babies in one year comfy? No it is not. It's well worth it to avoid that situation. Good luck, and congratulations!

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