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Postnatal health

First period since baby is never ending!

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StarlitTrees · 25/01/2017 01:34

I had postnatal bleeding for about 3 weeks, then got my first period at 6 weeks (not breastfeeding).

It was much heavier than normal to begin with. I usually have heavy bleeding for a couple of days, but this time it was about 5 days, then gradually slowed.

I'm now day 13 and although it's very light now, I'm still bleeding!
Did anyone else experience a really long first period? Will this ever end??

At my 6 week check I started the contraceptive injection so who knows what my periods will be like going forward, but this one just doesn't want to stop!

OP posts:
Laurens93245 · 27/02/2017 04:34

This sounds exactly like me! Postnatal bleeding for 3 weeks, period at 6 weeks and injection on 6week check. I also feel like it will never end, I wasn't sure if it was because of the injection. Was going to see if it carries on for over 2 weeks then will be going back to my nurse to ask.

Also some night/days I don't bleed at all but then others I do. It's so confusing, I just wish it would end.

I see you posted this in January, I'm hoping it's ended for you now? Any tips?

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