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Lochia (sp?) how long does it last?

(14 Posts)
Jenjen85 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:21:00

I had my little girl 14 days ago and just wondered how long bleeding lasts after birth? Mine seems to be going but not sure if I will start again? I have heard/read it can last for upto 6 weeks but wondered what everyone else's experiences were?

giddywithglee Fri 19-Jul-13 22:22:08

approx. 5 wks with both of mine until it properly stopped.

lozza22 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:46:45

Yeah same as above for me too, 5/6ish wks both times so count yourself lucky if u got away with two weeks :-)

MrsBungle Fri 19-Jul-13 22:50:03

Mine was 5/6 weeks too.

LIG1979 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:51:11

For me it was around 8 weeks.

DevonCiderPunk Fri 19-Jul-13 22:51:51

Same for me, too. Both c-sections.

giddywithglee Fri 19-Jul-13 23:10:00

Just re-read your original post. Can't remember with DS1 but with DS2 kept thinking it was stopping but then would start again until finally petered out at 5 wks.

Rockchick1984 Fri 19-Jul-13 23:53:14

2 weeks heavy, then a couple of weeks where it was only light but still needed to wear a pad. Had a couple of times where I'd have a day with no bleeding then it would start up again. Congratulations on your daughter!

Chocolateteabag Sat 20-Jul-13 00:26:38

Mine was heavy for 2-3 weeks then started to ease off so just wore pant liners. I remember being a bit concerned when it went into 3rd week but being told that was normal.

Sarahplane Sat 20-Jul-13 00:28:36

For me it lasted about 4 or 5 weeks both times.

Sarahplane Sat 20-Jul-13 00:29:22

For me it lasted about 4 or 5 weeks both times.

NomDeClavier Sat 20-Jul-13 00:31:22

6 weeks but I had a huge clot about 2 weeks and a rush of very heavy bleeding. I didn't have the injection for the placenta so I don't know whether that's relevant.

7/8 weeks with dd, but 5/6 weeks of it was brown gooey discharge not actual bleeding <tmi and very gross I know, sorry>

3 weeks with ds but only 5/6 days of bleeding then gooey light pinky/white discharge until it stopped.

TarkaTheOtter Sat 20-Jul-13 14:57:10

Think it was about 8 weeks but very little between 5-7 weeks.

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