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!!
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!!!
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
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.
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.
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