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period and after birth bleeding

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flowerpotgirl12 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:29:37

hi, this may be a stupid question but I was wondering if it's really obvious between your period and after birth bleeding. I've read you can bleed up to 8 weeks after birth abd people have periods 6 weeks after. so is there a definite break between the two or do they merge?

thanks

Flufflewuffle Fri 03-Jan-14 10:41:28

It's not a stupid question and I imagine it's different for everyone. I bled for weeks and weeks after both births and then started my period a month or so-ish after both.
But I would think that it depends on the person. I guess it's possible for them to merge. Is there something in particular that you're worried about?

rach2713 Wed 05-Feb-14 22:56:09

I bleed for weeks after both mine after was a lot longDr with my daughter as I breastfed her and breastfeeding can stop you getting periods aswell

Cavort Thu 06-Feb-14 02:00:10

At 7 weeks postpartum my period returned despite still bleeding with lochia but it was very easy to distinguish between the two as lochia was very light after the initial few weeks. I was EBFing as well, it's a myth that you don't get periods while BFing. Some womem don't and some women do.

MoFoe1 Thu 06-Feb-14 09:22:04

Not a stupid question at all...without giving tmi I definitely needed materninty pads the first few weeks after giving birth,normal sanitary towels wouldn't have been good enough...

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