first period after childbirth?

Samantha - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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sorry about this but im getting slightly worried. i started my first period after the birth of my second daughter when she was 5 weeks old she is now 6 weeks ive been bleeding heavy for 8 days now, i started back on my pill after talking to my doctor to make sure it was ok, my loss is heavy, bright red but not clotty, very differant from my period bre this child i can remember what it was like after my first child. is this normal for a first period and how lond might it last?

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Katelyn - posted on 08/05/2009

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mine lasted for 3weeks and was bright red and every time i did something that used alot of energy it bleed more i wouldnt worry mine went away. i bleed from having my babies for about a month or so and it stopped for a day and theni got my period!!!! i was realy worried i even went to my doctor to see if their was somthing wrong but im all good now.....good luck.

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I had the same thing happen after my fist child. I bled for about like 8 weeks after I gave birth. You normally dont stop bleeding for at least 6 weeks. So thats probably all it if. But if it doesnt after about 7 weeks after giving birth than you should definately go back to your doctor.

Kristie - posted on 08/03/2009

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my first period was 9 weeks after and it was very heavy it was the worst i have ever had and it lasted about 2 weeks

Chelsea - posted on 08/03/2009

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Dont worry girl. I bled for 4weeks straight after having my son had a weeks break and then when he was 5weeks old i came on my 1st period 4 2weeks and sincce then ive had them every month around the same date! and i breastfeed so all that rubbish that breastfeeding stops your periods for 6months it didnt do that 4 me!!

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I had a natural chiald birth and I bleed abunch and for a few weeks at a time. Your body is getting back in the grove of minstrating and your period will not be normal for up to a year. Now since this is your secon baby your ody might just need to take time to bounce back. If you still feel off about it talk with your Dr. He/She will know you better than any of us and help you make a good plan:) Good luck and enjoy that baby:)

Krista - posted on 08/03/2009

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I had that same problem I stopped bleeding for a little bit and started again bright red and my Dr told me it wasnt a period it was still me bleeding from birth and because i had a c-section in stead of natural he told me i could bleed for 6-7 weeks so i wouldnt be alarmed.

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