Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
Lochia (postpartum bleeding)
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (18 to 24 Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lochia (postpartum bleeding)

How long did your postpartum bleeding last?  I'm trying to remember from last time....I think mine was all over with after 3-4 weeks or so. It was more constant from what I remember, too:  this time, I have days where I barely have anything and I think it's done....and then I have more bleeding.  I'm not worried because the cramping's stopped and I've only passed 3-4 clots (and they were grape sized, nothing huge).

I guess I'm just looking forward to this "phase" being done....DS no. 2 is 2 weeks old today, so I'm sure that I still have another week or two to go, at least!
Related Discussions
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
906115_tn?1344204109
Well I have had 4 babies and now woth the 5th. Here is how mine went

1st - I bleed for like 1-2 weeks but the last week was spotting
13 months later
2nd- I bleed for 2 weeks and brown spotting for 3 days no clots
15 months later
3rd- was a c-section I bleed for 4 weeks and clotted on days 2-3 very small
17 months later
4th- I bleed for over a year becasue they left part of the placenta in me and once I passed the clots and tissue the bleeding stopped

I was told that you are never to pass any tissue unless they left some in there and that no clots should be bigger then a dollar piece. Any bigger or gushing that is steady like to soak a pad in less the 40 min is a bad sign. I have read lots of woman that bleed worse on here or passed hugh clots but that is not normal and should be checked. It really is differnent with each pregnancy and baby, the placenta could of been bigger or not wanted to release causeing tearing and more bleeding. I was always told it lasts for 6 weeks. I do know that if you lift to much or are up to much it is harder for the bleeding to stop
Blank
873692_tn?1337279333
1st child i bleed for 2 1/2 weeks
2nd child i bleed for 3 weeks
3rd child i bleed for 2 weeks
this child i bleed for 4 weeks then got my period 2 weeks later to the date  
Blank
676912_tn?1332816151
After my c-section with DS I bled for 6 weeks. I did have clots, and one large piece of tissue, about the size of a baseball, but I was told by my doc as long as it was smaller than a grapefruit I was ok. I also had the gushing (not the same day as the large clot), I had filled a pad it was down my leg and puddling on the floor in about 30 seconds, BUT I had a small clot that blocked it from coming out and I was at the hospital getting DS's weight checked when it happened so I ended up leaving after a pelvic exam, and was fine.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
jesus christ all of this is so scary!!
Blank
1035252_tn?1427231433
LOL trust me Faye it's more gross than scary...it's like I told Joy on the "gross things" post...I had no idea a body could bleed so much for so long and not die....just stock up on pads when there's a sale between now and baby day :D
Blank
1085681_tn?1280180227
There is so much that those baby books don't tell you, like about ripping or tearing during delivery, pooing on the table during delivery, all this bleeding and grossness, oh and how the baby will lose weight between birth and leaving the hospital. Thank God my MIL told me otherwise I would have freaked.
Blank
1012334_tn?1283706579
I'v had 3 kid's and am pregnant with #4

#1- bled for 2 1/2 weeks
# 2 - bled for 3 to 4 weeks
#3 bled for 3 1/2 weeks

with all 3 of them i got my first period 7-8 weeks out even though i breastfed all  of them.
Blank
99457_tn?1321882277
wow mine went for 10 weeks. The baby books tend to leave out this info lol i was so glad that i had a great hospital because they were able to fill me in on all this stuff
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1580318_tn?1440177198
Blank
Shannon79 Planning bday party for the... Comment
34 mins ago
790669_tn?1424536298
Blank
Shannon79, butterflybabies, and Des_a_rae commented on krichar's status
40 mins ago
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on photo
2 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
xojensen_
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Octmommy2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
EmaleeJoy
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
scillacts
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
xojensen_
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Octmommy2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
EmaleeJoy
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
scillacts