I had an ELCS 3 weeks ago and i am still having vaginal bleeding, which comes and goes, seems to get heavier if i have been doing housework etc
I dont feel ill and actually feel alot better this time round compared to the way i felt after my first DC birth (emergency section) and i can remember bleeding for a good few weeks after that section.
The only reason i am worried is because the midwifes advised if my bleeding got heavier and lasted "long" then i should contact the doctor ??
what would be classed as "long" and can anyone else share their experiences of this with me - should i be worried and contacting a Dr ?
Hello I had a planned c section and I bled for quite a few weeks after. I was told this is normal and that it would peter off. It did and was pretty much gone by my 6 week GP appointment, so I wouldn't worry. Bleeding can get heavier when you over exert. Your body's way of telling you to slow things down.
I wouldn't worry too much unless it gets really very heavy all of a sudden for no reason.
I remember 3 weeks after my cesction I was bleeding a normal amount
Why are you doing housework if you had a c section 3 weeks ago? Cease and desist now!
But to answer your question - I ended up back in hospital 3 weeks after c section with sudden gushing heavy bleeding. There was no explanation - they just watched me for a bit then sent me home again and it gradually faded away.
I bled a lot for eight weeks, and I'm fine. But I certainly didn't di any bloody housework! If your DH will only take a sick note from the GP to let you off household chores, go to the doctor and get one! And sit down FHS!
My bleeding got a lot heavier around 3 wks post-EMCS, because that was the time I started to feel like I "ought" to be back to "normal duties" and, like FAB says, overdid it a bit - sounds like you might be doing the same and should take it a bit easier.