Heavy bleeding

Angie - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Did anyone else have a super heavy period after having their baby (not the post delivery period, but an actual period). This is my first period since giving birth 10 weeks ago and it's super heavy and I seem to be passing alot of clots (sorry, I know that's way too much information!). I recently went back on the pill as well, don't know if that has something to do with it.

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Pamela - posted on 08/02/2009

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Hi Angie

Don't panic its completely normal to have heavy periods after giving birth and the clots are the excess blood from your pregnancy coming out. With you going back on the pill your periods should settle and the bleeding should ease. If the bleeding doesn't seem to be easing talk to your doctor. I found after having both my boys my first 2 periods were really heavy then it settled.

RaeAnn - posted on 08/02/2009

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Mine have been super heavy/clotty the first three or four times after both my babies. Much less cramping though, so there's a bonus! My OB was not concerned about the heaviness or the clots when I asked. I think if it continues for more then a few cycles I would ask, but its pretty normal, even larger clots. But you should still check with your doctor if your concerned.

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Vicki - posted on 08/02/2009

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I'd stick with the same advice as given for after-birth bleeding. If there are clots bigger than a quarter (or a loonie, as another nurse told me), you can see your doctor is you are concerned.

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