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I had my second baby back in August 2007 (almost six months ago) and I am still bleeding off and on. I bleed for 5 weeks then stopped for a few days. Then I had my post baby exam (my doctor said all was well), and I started bleeding again (lasted for 6 more weeks). By this time my baby was 3 months old. From this point on I have been bleeding every other week. I bleed one week, have one week off, etc. The longest I have gone without bleeding since my baby has been born is a week and half. I have had very minimal cramping with the bleeding. I honestly wonder if the slight cramping I am feeling in my lower back and abdomin (abdomen) is from carrying a toddler and an infantaround all the time. I have had some headaches, but again that could be lack of sleep.
I bleed for a long time after my first (3 months straight, then every other week to every two weeks until my first baby was 4 and a half months old) before I started what seemed like a true period when my baby was 5 months and one week old. I say "true period" because this was my first time to have lots of cramping, bloating, headache - all the symptoms I have always had in the past during my period. My first cycle was a little over 40 days. I got pregnant again during my second cycle (when my first born was 7 months old).
Could getting pregnant so quickly have caused me to bleed more this time around? I'm not taking any birth control pills and I am breastfeeding. I'm neither under or overweight and I try to eat health and maintain an semiactive lifestyle. Could my hormones be out of wack? All this bleeding is driving me insane! What can I do to make it stop and get back to being normal again!?
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