first period after birth wont stop

Melody - posted on 05/18/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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i had my baby 7 weeks ago on tuesday. for the first week after birth i had very heavy bleeding that slowed down by the start of week 2, then by week 3 it turned to a light creamy colour then at week 4 it started getting bloody again and now at week 7 im still bleeding, its quite heavy in the morning through to the afternoon then it slows down but its been like that for 3 weeks. Ive took it to be my period but its never gone on this longs before. I did start taking Cerazette just over a week ago, dunno if thats got anything to do with it.

Anyone else had this??

sorry for TMI

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Cyndel - posted on 05/19/2012

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Usually if you are doing too much, on your feet too much etc, your pp will remain and get heavier at times. My midwife said that if my period got heavier it was a sign I needed to slow down and kick up my feet for a few days.
Pregnancy and Birth are hard on your body and it takes 9 months or more to fully heal and for hormones and other things to become balanced again.
I would mention it to your OB though.

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Billie - posted on 05/22/2012

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I had my baby in January, and just kept bleeding and I still bleed randomly. I was soaking thru everything I put on. My Dr. wasn't worried as long I slowed at times and didn't become anemic. I have slowed and don't bleed all the time but wake up every morning still bleeding and I have been on B.C. which hasn't helped at all. I'm actually calling my Dr. today to bug him more about whats going on with me.

A - posted on 05/19/2012

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There's a specific number of days- I forget how many exactly- that bleeding is considered post partum bleeding up to that point. I want to say it's like 54 days, so if that's the right number you're still having post partum bleeding. Also, my midwife told me if your bleeding gets bright red again or heavier after it started to slow down that's a sign you're doing too much and need to rest and take it easy. Maybe this is why its heavy in the morning and day since you're up doing stuff and later in the day you have help or are relaxing? I'm not sure what Cerazette is. If its a form of birth control it could certainly mess things up. If you're not breastfeeding your fertility could be returning as well. There could be some other problem but it could be nothing. Best ask your doctor when you have your past partum check up (or make a phone call if you already had it).

Amber - posted on 05/19/2012

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I had bleeding like that for 12 weeks. The dr kept saying it was normal but I didn't think so. I had an ultrasound at 12.5 weeks and there was tissue left from the placenta. I had to have a d&c to get it all out.

Amber - posted on 05/19/2012

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I had bleeding like that for 12 weeks. The dr kept saying it was normal but I didn't think so. I had an ultrasound at 12.5 weeks and there was tissue left from the placenta. I had to have a d&c to get it all out.

Jamie-lea - posted on 05/19/2012

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Hi i was alittle same but you shouldnt start taking any kind of birth control till after the 12 week check with your health visitor/gp.
Hope that helps

Louise - posted on 05/19/2012

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Cerazette is notorious for prolonged bleeds. I took it for 8 months and gave up with it in the end. Cerazette can stop periods in some women and prolong them in others. After 4 months of bleeding on and off continually my periods stopped altogether for several months and then they started again, very light but constant. It is up to you how long you give it! Switch to another pill if you can because cerazette is a bit contravertial especially taking it just after birth.

Casey - posted on 05/18/2012

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Could be the pill. I was on the mini pill after having my daughter and it made me bleed every day for a couple months. It was heavy in the morning then lighter at night. Some women can't take it I was told. Just give your dr a call. It will make u feel better just to know what is going on.

Liz - posted on 05/18/2012

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I bled for 9 weeks after giving birth to my second child. I had to have an ultrasound to make sure that part of the placenta wasn't left. By then, though, I had nearly stopped bleeding so there was nothing to see. Definitely call your doc.

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Pretty sure that's not your period but still bleeding from the after birth. I would also talk to your provider and get iron in your diet via chlorophyll or iron supplement like floradix.

Ashley - posted on 05/18/2012

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I've been bleeding that long too, our babies are the same age. My dr said it was fine.

Rachael - posted on 05/18/2012

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did you mention this to your OB at your 6 week postpartum check up? If not I would call and let him/her know that you have been bleeding this long. Good luck

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