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First period after childbirth...

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Sugarplummy84 Tue 12-Aug-14 10:20:32

It's arrived 6 weeks after 4.5 months of breastfeeding and it's painful, heavy and lasting forever (6 days still heavy and counting.) is this normal?!

Sugarplummy84 Tue 12-Aug-14 16:30:52

No one? X

Halfpastthelegofmyshirt Tue 12-Aug-14 17:17:29

Yes, sounds normal! If you feel the bleeding is going on for too long a time then see a doctor. I think my first post birth period was reasonably normal but my first post miscarriage period was very heavy compared to usual.

NickyEds Tue 12-Aug-14 18:06:20

Mine came 4 weeks after stopping bf (when DS was 6 months) and it was very heavy and painful. DS was back to back so I felt all of my contractions in my lower back and that's exactly where the period pain was. Hoping that the next one's easiersad

beckiebee04 Fri 15-Aug-14 08:18:28

I had two periods in one month when baby was1 month old... It'll settle down

CulturalBear Mon 18-Aug-14 13:53:07

I had this too - from what I now understand thanks to google it's fairly normal. My first was 8 days long, massively heavy. Second was very heavy, also 8 days, third was heavy, but tailed off by 7 days.

In my case it's harder to tell as I had a copper coil put in 12 weeks pn, but I didn't get my period back until DS was 10.5months due to breastfeeding.

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