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How long did you bleed post birth?

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Tea1Sugar Mon 05-May-14 16:52:30

I'm day 20 post elcs and everytime I think I've stopped bleeding, it ramps up again. I'm sore from the pads, don't feel clean and generally fed up of it stop/starting. I'm formula feeding.

ThursdayLast Mon 05-May-14 16:59:48

I had an EMCS, and I bled for approx 6 weeks.
Sorry you're so uncomfortable, I'm not sure there's anything to do about it though sad

Molotov Mon 05-May-14 17:03:49

6 weeks after vaginal birth.

6 weeks after routine ELCS, one week's grace (mixed bf and ff at the time) then a 6w period confused Stopped bleeding just before scan date to check for retained products. Still don't know why I bled so long. I have heard that it's the body's way of 'cleaning out' after the birth and is more common after CS, although I cant back this up.

Molotov Mon 05-May-14 17:06:27

Tea, how are you healing generally? Are you taking tine out to do nice things for yourself, such as a lovely soak in the bath to help you feel more like yourself?

Andcake Mon 05-May-14 17:21:20

5 weeks after cs! I know as I had sex as soon as it stopped blush

clairedunphy Mon 05-May-14 17:27:41

Approx 6wks after EMCS, and yy to stopping and starting. I kept thinking it was nearly over, then it would all ramp up again. Breastfeeding btw, not sure how much difference it makes? It feels like forever at the time, but I'm on week 11 now and feeling so much more normal already, it's amazing how quickly things move on.

Tea1Sugar Mon 05-May-14 18:17:29

I was told no to baths until scar has totally healed and I've had the 6 week check. Id love a soak, showers don't cut it!!

Raskova Mon 05-May-14 18:33:25

I remember how sore the pads make you, it's bloody horrible.

I had emcs and only bled for 2.5 - 3 weeks. I also remember because I had sex straight away. It wasn't fun hmm

I then started again a week or two later.

You're mad tho... Showers are soooo much better than baths! wink

Tea1Sugar Mon 05-May-14 18:35:09

Raskova was sex painful after your section?

Beachfarmandzootoo Mon 05-May-14 18:48:31

I had EMCS and bled for 9 weeks. This despite being told that they had done a thorough clean up due to heavy blood loss during the op!

Raskova Mon 05-May-14 18:59:22

Errrmmmmmm tmi alert! No not painful just uncomfortable at times.

Basically you'll need a lot of lubrication and for quite a while. My friend had the good grace to warn me of that.

Also, for a long time after it was uncomfortable because it felt like it was touching the top (I'm not sure how else you'd describe it but I'm sure you know what I mean) but it was tender with every poke.

You're best to find a position that is better for you to control it. I decided on top was best. I couldn't lie down on my side because it was excruciating across my scar so spooning was out but if you can I'd say that would be second best.

How are you feeling?

Tea1Sugar Mon 05-May-14 19:29:46

Id prepared myself for the lube! I needed bucket loads for months after my vaginal birth with dd1. I'm feeling pretty good other than fecked off with this bleeding and pads that make me feel like I'm in a nappy. I have actual nappy rash fgs! Lying on my side is really comfy weirdly but no doubt that's due to my impressive love handles that have remained pregnant.

Molotov Mon 05-May-14 19:58:12

I had a bath about 3w after my CS - this was once the wound was fully dry; had scabbed and I was comfortable to lower into and rise out of the bath with help. I didn't use anything other than lavender oil in the water.

Obviously, do what you feel is best, but I think as long as there are no issues with infection and you have someone there to help you, a bath over the next week might be just the ticket smile

Raskova Mon 05-May-14 19:58:51

Yes I had nappy rash and once had a friction burn type thing?! That was bloody horrible!

Everyone else I know who had a section felt fine on their side. No idea what it means blush

Glad you're feeling good. I imagine the recovery is easier than vaginal

Oh and congratulations thanks

Molotov Mon 05-May-14 20:00:47

Oh yes, congratulations!! thanks

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