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Post partum bleeding

(12 Posts)
BlueberryWafer Thu 14-May-15 07:30:01

Not sure if this is posted in the right place..
I am currently 6 weeks postpartum. My bleeding had pretty much stopped this week, but now it's suddenly come back heavier again. I have pretty much filled a pad overnight. and I exclusively bf so not AF (no cramps etc either). Anyone know wh

BlueberryWafer Thu 14-May-15 07:30:20

Sorry pressed send too quick. Anyone know what could be going on?

MovingToAlnwick Thu 14-May-15 07:37:08

Have you been more active recently? Sometimes if you push yourself too much before you're ready, you can cause a bit more bleeding. Do you have any other symptoms? If not, I'd take it really easy today and see how the bleeding goes. If it continues to be heavy, I'd make an appointment to see the gp just to check it out. I'm sure it's fine though as I had the same thing and panicked, but the gp said to rest, and I was fine.

Sparklingbrook Thu 14-May-15 07:39:25

Many moons ago now but I had similar. GP sent me for an ultrasound to check nothing had been left behind. It was all ok and the bleeding stopped. Best to get it checked.

JudgeBooby Thu 14-May-15 07:41:46

Could be your period coming back early?

But it is more likely to be just the natural ebb and flow of postpartum bleeding.

Don't worry too much, it should settle down in good time. I bled for a prolonged period after the birth of my 3rd child, no sinister cause was ever found and it did eventually stop on its own.

Signoritawhocansway Thu 14-May-15 07:46:28

Exclusively BF doesn't necessarily mean no periods!

BlueberryWafer Thu 14-May-15 08:48:02

I have no stomach cramps what so ever (and have always had cramps when starting AF, they actually got worse after my first child). I did bleed for quite a while after my first birth, just not with this stop starting. My periods never came back til I stopped bf'ing at 9 months last time.

Dionysuss Thu 14-May-15 10:39:46

I found my periods changed drastically following DSs arrival. I went from light and pain free to heavy and very painfull. Maybe you have the opposite?

Also agree with periods whilst ebf, I got mine back sooner than I thought.
Is there any funky smell? Anything that smells is a sign of infection.

UncertainTea Fri 15-May-15 09:17:04

I exclusively by my two and got first period each time when they were 8weeks old. (Post partum bleeding for 6weeks).

MovingToAlnwick Sat 16-May-15 19:18:41

How are you op?

BlueberryWafer Sat 16-May-15 20:13:35

Still bleeding fairly heavily, still no stomach cramps or clots. It's definitely not a period, it's still lochia consistency. Seeing GP on Thursday so will mention it then.

Iammad Thu 28-May-15 08:08:18

Mine did the same with most of my children.
I thought it was finished only for it to come back again.
It can last 10-12 weeks, try and not do to much and rest when you can.

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