bleeding..How long should u bleed after birth??

Kendra - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 months old now and i am still bleeding. Not a ton but still when should this go away?? Some days its a little heavy but most the time really light.

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Julia - posted on 06/13/2010

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I bleed for both of mine for about 6 weeks off and on, sometimes it was just spotting and other days none at all and then I would start again. I called my doctor about it with my first daughter and they said I was doing to much and needed to relax and rest more.

Donna - posted on 06/11/2010

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Have you stopped bleeding at all or has it just been continuous? I bleed for 6 or 7 weeks.

Abhishek Kr - posted on 12/01/2012

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My Wife had given Birth on 6 Oct 2012 But bleeding is going on is right or I shall go for check up

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I have been bleeding for almost 9 weeks now. When I talked to my ob yesterday about it she said I am doing to much and need to lay around more. Having 6 kids thats never gonna happen.

Ashley - posted on 06/12/2010

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i only did for like 2 weeks--this sounds excessive--i would call ur OB! what did they say at ur 6 week appt. after the baby was born?

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Paige - posted on 06/12/2010

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I bled for about 6-8 weeks, just when I thought I was done bleeding, my first period came so it was like 8-9 weeks!

Amy - posted on 06/12/2010

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I bled for about 5 weeks than stopped, but about 2 weeks ago I had the mirena put in so I started spotting again. If you didn't have an iud put in I would give your dr a call.

Angie - posted on 06/12/2010

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3 months with my first - I retained placenta. 2 weeks with each of my other children. Call your doctor, it's probably nothing but why take a chance....

Courtenay - posted on 06/12/2010

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i bleed for 5 months with my first annd my second is nearly 6 weeks and my bleeding is almost gone

Rebecca - posted on 06/11/2010

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roughly 8 days the hospital told me and i was about that maby 7 was really strong at first then slowly died down

Tanya - posted on 06/11/2010

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It can last about 40 days! Some moms have the menstrual period after the 40 days.

Iridescent - posted on 06/11/2010

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I had 3 C-Sections. I bled for 3 months with my first - it turned out I had retained placenta, the doctor had not stitched shut the uterus and it healed incorrectly, plus I had a uterine infection. I was very mad. My second and third I bled for 2-3 days! It was an excellent surgeon, removed all the placenta and lining from the uterus, stitched me shut completely, no infection. World of difference! Since you're still bleeding, get checked if it's been continuous.

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i had two c's.. bled four 3 -4 weeks.. i think usually the "norm" is 6-8 weeks.. maybe talk to dr to make sure.. hormones can take a a while to get back

Jonelle - posted on 06/11/2010

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With my first born i bled for nearly 7weeks continually, with my 2nd it was only a few weeks.



I did how ever have sporatic bleeding after my 2nd child. I would stop for a week then start again at random intervals. After a trip to my GP i was given a prescription and since then my cycle has worked like clock work. So maybe a visit to your doc or a quick query with your local health line or nurse may put your mind at ease or give you some answers.



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I bled off and on for 2.5 months after giving birth to my twin girls.



I forget exactly how long I bled w/ my son... around 6-7 weeks I think, but I got my first period when he was 2.5 months old... even though we were exclusively breastfeeding on demand.

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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I probably bled for about 6 or 7 weeks also, are you getting huge clumps bigger than a dime? If so you need to go to the doctor, my sister had this problem that they did not deliver all of the placenta and this is not good for you because you will bleed until they get this taken care of. If this is the case PLEASE see your doctor.

Janet - posted on 06/11/2010

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I bled for about 2 months, it was slow at the end and light, but it was there none the less. I think as long as you are not clotting then it's ok, but it wouldn't hurt to even just phone your doctor and ask over the phone if you are comfortable with that.

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