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Mummywithlove Mon 29-Dec-14 17:23:21

Just a quick questions how long did u bleed for after giving birth, i gave birth to my beautiful boy on the 12dec and im still bleeding is it normal to bleed for so long? ? many thanks grin Emma

Mrsgrumble Mon 29-Dec-14 17:25:04

Hi yes, I had mine before that and still am. If you are not b'feeding it can be longer or you might have a period if it gets heavier for a few days

cosmicglittergirl Mon 29-Dec-14 17:26:11

Hi, six weeks in all, although it got a lot lighter towards the end and not every day. I thought it'd never end!

ISolemnlySwearIveBeenUptoNoGoo Mon 29-Dec-14 17:28:54

Mine was about 12 weeks with my first. I was very anaemic afterwards. Less with the others. Everyone is different, they say its usually 6 weeks.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 29-Dec-14 17:42:59

I bled for about 8 weeks I think.

Mummywithlove Mon 29-Dec-14 22:04:20

well with my first i bled for 1 week and 2weeks with my second, hopefully with this one its 3 weeks and not 8 or more weeks lol, grin well thank u ladies for the replies xx

Louiseandcharleysproudmum Tue 30-Dec-14 15:03:04

Hi girls. This is my second baby and with my first I had a womb infection. I know what to look for as in symptoms etc. This is different my baby is 2 months and I've been bleeding on and off the whole time. Couple of weeks ago it was quite heavy which I put down to my period...but now I'm bleeding even more heavily where I'm needing to change my pad 3/4 times a day. It's really getting me down now and I get my check up on Friday aswell as lo jags. Plz help :-( xxx

Ihatechoosingausername Tue 30-Dec-14 20:50:58

I gave birth on the 27th of November am i'm still bleeding sad

Ihatechoosingausername Tue 30-Dec-14 20:51:27

and* oops

Fresh01 Fri 02-Jan-15 21:40:12

I was told once you get to 8/9 weeks it is worth seeing your GP to get further checks done. Unless it smells or you have a fever in which case get to GP immediately.

With DC1 I was referred for an ultrasound when she was around 8/9 weeks. It picked up a tiny bit of retained "products" that my body was trying to flush out hence the on going bleeding, size of a finger nail. I had a D&C when she was 10 weeks old and bleeding eventually stopped when she was 12 weeks old.

With DC4 I became unwell when she was 3 weeks old. Went to GP and if they suspect retained products now you get a course of tablets. Sure enough a few days later I passed a lump of retained products the size of the palm of my hand.

So don't ignore it.

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