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DO YOU BLEED AFTER A C SECTION

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Lucan Tue 16-Jun-09 11:57:06

DO YOU BLEED AFTER A C SECTION

theDreadPirateRoberts Tue 16-Jun-09 11:58:16

Yes - if you mean lochea. Not as much as a VB though.

ShowOfHands Tue 16-Jun-09 11:58:45

Yes. The placenta is about the size of a dinner plate so it leaves quite a wound site.

I bled for 6 weeks or so.

Ceebee74 Tue 16-Jun-09 11:58:56

Yes - no experience of a normal birth but I suspect the amount of bleeding is quite similar.

Both times I bled quite heavily for at least 3 weeks.

HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 12:07:01

I had pretty light bleeding, didn't need maternity pads, normal Always were sufficient. It lasted about 4 or 5 weeks iirc.. after a couple of days it was like a light period.

LeninGrad Tue 16-Jun-09 12:08:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WelliesAndPyjamas Tue 16-Jun-09 12:10:55

I bled for 8 weeks after my 2nd CS.

mum2RandR Tue 16-Jun-09 13:22:15

I bled for about 5 weeks but always light bleeding. Nothing like the REALLY heavy bleeding I got after normal birth!

SparklyGothKat Tue 16-Jun-09 13:27:04

I bled after my CS, can't remember if it was worse or better than my natural births tho... although I do remember bleeding for about 8-10 weeks

twoplusone Tue 16-Jun-09 13:50:35

I had the same amount of bleeding after my CS as I did after my Vbac. .

suwoo Tue 16-Jun-09 13:53:51

I also wondered about this stupid question prior to my first section.

The answer is yes, and it was roughly the same amount as following my vaginal delivery.

suwoo Tue 16-Jun-09 13:55:15

WHY ARE YOU ASKING LOTS OF RANDOM QUESTIONS, ALL IN CAPITALS, LUCAN?

<<my eyes, my eyes>>

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