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Heavy heavy AF 6 weeks after birth - normal?

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hockeymum Thu 01-Jun-06 19:58:38

Had ds nearly 6 weeks ago and never got my milk so am bottlefeeding. Only finished lochia flow about a week ago, but then I started a really really heavy AF yesterday. Is this normal?

I breastfed dd so didn't get an AF for 10 months and then it was really light so I wasn't expecting this. Plus it's also heavier than I've had before.

So am I normal or is there no hope for me?

Chloe55 Thu 01-Jun-06 20:25:20

My first AF after the birth of ds was very heavy with thick clots (sorry if tmi), if it continues for longer than usual I would get in touch with your gp though.

pepperrabbit Thu 01-Jun-06 21:14:01

hockeymum - that's exactly what happened to me but I'm a week further on . My ds was 6 weeks last week and I got my AF that day - was so heavy that I didn't actually think I'd be able to leave the house - had to use maternity pads (deep joy!). Good news is that it finished pretty much within a week, but like you, I was a bit scared as it was atrocious while it lasted.
Hope that gives some comfort.

heavenis Thu 01-Jun-06 21:25:38

I think your normal,for me it was worse after 2nd child.

nicnack2 Thu 01-Jun-06 21:28:47

bled till 7weeks post babe spoke to gp at post natal and was put on antibotics just in case and oddl enough bleeding stopped. Just had very haveavy AF 12 week post birth

dyzzidi Thu 01-Jun-06 21:35:00

I had a really really heavy Af 6 weeks after my dd. Ihad a section and did not bleed after the birth. My god i thought i was going to pass out the flow was that bad i was actually dizzy and weak. DD is nearly 6 months and I now bleed every 4/5 weeks for 10 days. I have been put on iron tablets etc.

I don't know what normal is but that my experience sorry if TMI

JellyNump Thu 01-Jun-06 23:10:08

*I NEED TO ASK A QUESTION* which is the opposite to the thread!! I have just started what seems to be a period, my dd is now 12 weeks old and I stopped breastfeeding about 2 weeks ago. The blood loss I'm experiencing tho, is really light and is brown, which would indicate old blood and sometimes I only have blood when I wipe after having a wee, is this normal? Whats going on. With my ds I had a relatively normal period and I was breastfeeding him at the same time.

nicnack2 Fri 02-Jun-06 16:48:23

it does seem odd. maybe it is just a bit of old blood, sorry dont have anything more to help you with.

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