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Is it normal to bleed quite considerably after waters break?

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G2B Wed 27-Aug-08 12:00:54

I had my baby over 15 weeks ago, but at the time I kept bleeding after my waters broke and they kept saying my waters hadn't gone and I was paranoid, but they had, and they were quite thick. They started to turn green and smelt and I was induced after I demanded a scan which confirmed they'd broken.

The bleeding got worse and worse at this point and I can remember clumps of blood going into the toilet each time I had a wee. I also had blood on my pad. DP went to get someone who said 'oh it's just normal' but now I've thought about it, I don't think it is.

I bled ridiculous amounts after I had the baby and had an infection which is gone now. But my last period was so heavy I had to wear 2 maternity pads, change them every 30-45 minutes and couldn't leave the house because it kept going through my pants.

Is there something wrong?

TheProvincialLady Wed 27-Aug-08 12:04:31

I had a womb infection after having DS and it cleared up, but I got another one 3 months later and had to have an operation - there may have been something left inside me that caused it. Your period does not sound normal and I think you should get some advice if it is the same next time.

I don't know about the bleeding after waters breaking, sorry.

bethoo Wed 27-Aug-08 12:07:27

that sounds as though you had meconium in your waters which should have been attended to straight away!

belgo Wed 27-Aug-08 12:09:06

I'm not a midwife, but heavy bleeding with clots after your waters breaking is not normal, and the green colour and smell were also not normal.

When my waters broke with dd1, I had some reddish/pink bleeding but never clumps, and the bleeding wasn't heavy, it was just due to the baby pushing down.

I think you should see someone about your last period - that does sound very heavy.

How do you feel in yourself?

giddly Wed 27-Aug-08 12:12:00

Infections can make you bleed very heavily when you have a period. I think you should definately get checked to make sure the infection has resolved.

G2B Wed 27-Aug-08 12:12:24

It was 50 hours between my waters breaking and actually having DS because they kept sending me home saying I was paranoid. I threw a fit and cried and they still sent me home feeling silly sad

G2B Wed 27-Aug-08 12:14:38

Well I've been very hormonal. I felt quite weak around my last period, but other than that I'm ok. I used to only have light periods.

belgo Wed 27-Aug-08 12:18:52

Your hospital experience doesn't sound that good. No way were you paranoid - it sounds like you knew far better what was going on then the medical people!

I do thnk you you see your GP about your heavy periods.

Libra1975 Wed 27-Aug-08 12:19:21

hmm it is normal to have some pink tinge with your show but not to bleed heavily after your waters broke, in fact one of the things our anti-natal teacher said was if you are bleeding go to hospital immediatly.
Go see your GP asap.

MmeLindt Wed 27-Aug-08 12:25:49

Sounds a bit strange to me. My waters did not burst until right before DD was born and the fluid was green. There was a bit of a rush to get DD out then, something about the waters being green and it not being good for the baby. I don't know whether that is just a precaution here in Germany though, there are a lot of differences in pre and antenatal care between UK and Germany.

You should definitely go to the GP or the hospital and ask to be referred for a scan so they can check that everything is ok. The heavy bleeding is a bit worrying.

Sorry that you had such a bad experience, the hospital sound shite, tbh.

G2B Wed 27-Aug-08 12:27:09

Belgo did you see my other thread on all the awful things the hospital did such as sending DP home and leaving me in a dark room on my own crying. It was terrifying.

belgo Wed 27-Aug-08 12:36:46

no I haven't seen that thread. I think you have a good case to write to the hospital and ask for an explanation of how they treated you.

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