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First period after baby - nightmare!

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OatcakeCravings Thu 21-Aug-08 19:58:15


My first period since I had my baby started yesterday (C section 12 weeks ago, not breastfeeding. Anyhow to say its heavy is an understatement its almost as bad as the bleeding the first week after the section shock.

Anybody else had this? I've had to send my hubby out to buy maternity pads again! And thats with using a super tampax!

tissy Thu 21-Aug-08 20:01:35

oh yes.

My thread on this subject was entitled "Bloodbath!"

serant Thu 21-Aug-08 20:02:04

That will teach you! bf next time(grin)!

serant Thu 21-Aug-08 20:03:56

What did i do wrong? why no grin emotion..
trys again {grin}?

serant Thu 21-Aug-08 20:04:48


thisisyesterday Thu 21-Aug-08 20:05:54

you need square brackets.
like these
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Bluebutterfly Thu 21-Aug-08 20:07:38

serant you need to use the square ones [ ]

Oatcake - congratulations and see a doctor if it goes on too long or is painful in any way. Also, I ex bf for 10 mths and period still returned at 4 mths - not at all unusual btw - and even if it doesn't come back early you can still get pg.

serant Thu 21-Aug-08 20:08:08

Thanks smile

penona Thu 21-Aug-08 20:13:12

I had the same thing, v v heavy for the first few, took about 5 of them until they were better. Also used maternity pads, couldn't leave the house the first day of my period. Now 9 mths of periods and back to normalish. Although I do find PMT much much worse than before. Might just be tiredness though!

lauraloola Thu 21-Aug-08 20:47:31

Mine was about 7 weeks after dd was born. I am bottle feeding also. I couldnt believe how heavy and painful it was.

I am due for my 2nd any day and am dreading it being the same. I am hoping the first is the worst and this one will be a bit better.

jetgirl Thu 21-Aug-08 20:50:21

Mine was 14 months after baby (I bfed) and it was the worst I have ever had. I literally couldn't move for the first 24 hours as my whole body ached, so whether you bf or not I don't think it makes a difference.

Helen16 Sat 23-Aug-08 22:29:30

Seems to be a common thing, have now had two at 4 months since delivery. Two days before are absolutely hell emotionally. Then when it starts its like a tidal wave and an aching belly. Is the pain due to my C-section or is this a general problem?

LeonieD Sun 24-Aug-08 11:38:22

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