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Bleeding after childbirth - when does it stop?

(6 Posts)
SheWillBeLoved Thu 13-Aug-09 10:46:14

Because mine seems to have stopped after 2 weeks hmm TMI - but it has been quite mucousy for the past week, rather than fresh blood. And yesterday it turned to sort of clear mucous.. and I haven't bled a drop, not even a smear, since yesterday afternoon. There is now barely any clear mucous either. <boak> at all of the mucous references.

Is that normal? Will it start up again? I'm expressing if that makes any difference.


SJisontheway Thu 13-Aug-09 11:50:00

It could definitely start up again. Mine stopped and started several times and went on for about 6 weeks. Mind you, you could be lucky either and it could be finished up. I think I heard somewhere that the average is 23 days?

MummyDragon Thu 13-Aug-09 20:55:32

Mine lasted 6 weeks (both times) but it was light for the last 4 weeks or so.

Ask your midwife if you're unsure about anything (or HV if you've already been handed over)

dcgc Thu 13-Aug-09 21:09:13

Mine was about 6 weeks.
It stopped, but then started again about a week later. Soon after that I started getting stomach cramps which got worse. Turns out I had an infection (apparently fairly common with forceps delivery). Best to ask HV though if you're not sure, but as posted above, you may just be lucky!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 13-Aug-09 21:11:02

About 6 weeks here both times too.

Hope you're just one of the lucky ones but do check with your mw if you're worried

norktasticninja Thu 13-Aug-09 21:14:33

It was 2 1/2 weeks for me after both DC, it happened just as you describe too.

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