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It has been one week since I had my baby and I was wondering if anyone can tell me how long I should expect to bleed?  I change my pad every 2-3 hours or so and there is always something on it (like a moderate period)  Is this normal?  I can't remember if any nurses or doctors told me how long this would last.  Is bright red blood OK?  I do have a lot of stitches and hemmrhoids so I don't know if that makes any difference.  My stitches should be almost healed.  They told me a week or two before they would dissolve.  I haven't had the courage to look for myself.  :)

Anyway, just wondering if bleeding is normal and how long it should last.  Thanks!!

Amy
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Congrats on the Baby!!!!
After I had my son (C-Section) I only bled for about a week, and yes it was pretty red.
Congrats again and good luck.
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Congrats on you baby. Do not worry. Your bleeding may take a while. As long as you are not cramping and bleeding extremely heavy it is ok. I think I bled for about 10 days and then my AF disappeared for 9 months! The body is just dealing with all the trauma it went through a week ago and it will take a while to get it all back together. Enjoy your baby!!!
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Good morning! Congratulations with the new baby!!!!!!  Does anyone know of a oain in yoiur belly button??
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Hi Amy,
Yes, bright red blood is completely normal.  I bled for almost 6 weeks.  

It may seem like you're going to stop and then you'll probably start up again.  If you do a lot of fluctuation like that you might be trying to be too active too soon.  Take lots of time to rest and don't push yourself too soon.  

Good luck!
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Hi amy
As far the bleeding goes your guess may be as good as ours:) W/ my son I never had alot of bleeding not even the first time I stood up after having him. However I did bleed for 10weeks I never went a full 24 hours w/ no blood, but it was never heavy just very annoying:) I was even breastfeeding the whole time. I think my situation was one in a mill. I've never heard anyone do the way I did, but the DR just blamed it on hormones & I had a wonderful CB experience so I figured if this is the worst I'll make it:) Also I knew a woman that had 10 kids (all her own) & she said she always bled longer w/ her girls than the boys. I think the general rule of thumb is 4-6weekds BEST WISHES LOVE & PRAYERS TO YOUR NEW FAMILY
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I bled for almost 6 weeks. I think that's pretty normal with a vaginal delivery (3-6 weeks). Congrats again on your DD!
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I bleed for about four weeks.  It stopped for about a day and then AF showed up for another 5 days.  Congrat's on your little girl.
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I don't know about the pain in the belly button, but was wondering if your spotting stopped.  I just wanted to let you know that I had 3 episodes of red blood bleeding during my pg.  I am now 10w1d and have not had red blood in a couple of weeks and my baby looks very healthy on u/s with a good, strong hb.  Bleeding doesn't always mean something is wrong.  Just watch out that it doesn't get heavy and start passing clots.  Either way, give your dr. a call if you haven't already.  Most dr.s will do an u/s to check on the baby and to see if the bleeding is coming from around the sac or not.  Good luck.
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The spotting has stopped. There was one and a half days of actual bleeding so we'll see today I am testing again.
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