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post-birth bleeding or period?

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squizita Thu 30-Oct-14 11:16:34

6 weeks post birth ... I stopped bleeding about week 4. Today I'm spotting again.

Has the bleeding returned or is it my period? I'm breastfeeding so wasn't expecting aunt flo yet!!

I suppose it makes little difference practically. Just use pads when not swimming.

elelfrance Thu 30-Oct-14 13:43:36

I had on-off bleeding for 8 weeks after giving birth, so its not necessarily your period...but it could be, so be careful if your getting back to it with DH/DP (a friend of mine got caught like that while BFing...)

SeptemberBabies Thu 30-Oct-14 16:39:15

With my three previous children, my periods started again 6 weeks post-birth regardless of the fact that I was exclusively breastfeeding.

DC4 is nearly 5 weeks. I stopped bleeding last week. I'm hoping my periods don't start next week, but the probably will confused

squizita Thu 30-Oct-14 18:47:07

Guess I'll wait and see. ...and whatever it is, NOT rely on bf as "protection "!

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