first period

Sam - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I had my little girl 6 and a half wks ago now and have had REALLY heavy bleeding for 2 days now using around 6 night pads a day. I have been told by my Dr that it could very well just be my first period since birth and to wait another week before worrying. Is this noramal, has anyone else had an experience like this?

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Cathy - posted on 07/09/2009

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Yes! I had my baby girl 11 weeks ago and just had my first period last week. It was terrible going through a couple of pads every hour - it is best described as bleeding profusely. Thankfully, the severe bleeding lasting only a day and a half and then became much more like a normal period. Sounds like I should pretty much expect the same thing next month! Thanks for the info, good to know I am not the only one.

Tara - posted on 07/09/2009

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Yes! I had my first period last month and I was going through super tampons every 2 hours PLUS had to wear a pad. The amound of bleeding is ridiculous. I just got it again this month and it's the same. I've read that this could last a few months. Last month's only lasted about 4-5 days. I'm on day 3 right now and the bleeding has calmed down a bit.

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