bleeding at 6 weeks aftre birth

Sherry - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i had a babay 6 weeks ago and last week my bleeding stopped and i asked the doctor if i could start working out he said yes and yesterday i started to work out and this morning i started to bleed alittle not heavy i was just wondering could this be my period or is there something wrong i was told by people that when i breastfeed you don't get ur period for while and i am breasting just wondering if i shoul go see my doctor or if this is totally normal i have no cramps or anythig and i feel fine





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Heather - posted on 10/01/2009

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Majority of the time breastfeeding prevents menstruation, but all people are different. If you stopped bleeding completely and only noticed a light amount after working out, it could just be residual or something minor. Keep an eye on the amount. If it starts to increase, then contact your doctor. Sometimes physical stress can "re-open" a wound, so that could be the cause. If you feel awake overall (and not tired and fatigued) I would worry that you are hemorrhaging or anything. Hope this helps :)

Iysha - posted on 10/01/2009

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Well, bleeding can last longer than 6 weeks and can be started up again with just pressure being put on the uterus or cirvex. I wouldn't be too worried about it. I thought I had stopped bleeding at 4 weeks, was fine for a couple days, had sex, and there came the bleeding again. lol.

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The working out has probably just dislodged some left over afterbirth. If it's not heavy I wouldn't worry about it too much. It took at least six weeks for my bleeding to finish. I was kinda lucky re. my period - I only got it 1 week before baby's first birthday. Having said that, it was ridiculously heavy and lasted a week and a half. I'll see my doctor if the next one's mad too.

Stephanie - posted on 10/01/2009

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It is prob still from the birth of your child, I bleed stopped started again and stopped then started...my son was 12 weeks when I got my first actual period (cramps and all that comes along with it)

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