I think I am getting my period?! But I can't really remember what they felt like!
I am breastfeeding my 3 week 4 day old baby - on demand - which can be as much as 3-4 hourly at night but more frequently during the day (1-3 hourly). The bleeding post birth has eased until it was almost clear so I stopped using pads. Last night I noticed that I had fresh red blood and had bleed through my nightclothes onto my breastfeeding chair. The bleeding is still there now. I have back pain and feel achey. And yes, I have been moody the last few days - but I do have a newborn... so this could be normal
I also noticed that my daughter has been showing breast refusal and pulling away from my nipples, kicking my sore breasts and my nipples feel much more tender.
Chocolate needs have been insanely high lately - at least a block a day - but once again: I have a newborn... so this could be normal! ;-)
I had thought that because I was breastfeeding that I would avoid the period for a while at least...
Could it be something else? I am seeing my maternal health nurse in four days so I could ask her or should I call my OB?