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    Default Postpartum Bleeding

    I am coming up to 2 weeks tomorrow since having my little girl. I had a vaginal birth which I understand means the postpartum bleeding is likely to be heavier.

    It seemed to taper off for me a bit but now it seems to be back and heavier again. The blood is dark red, pretty much like a period.

    I wanted to know how long did the bleeding last for others?

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    Mine was almost over by 2 weeks. Spotting only after about a week. It can go on longer though my understanding is that it should get less not more. Can u call your OB or midwife team and check?

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    Mine tapered off after about 7 - 10 days but then came back again, and it was like a period. Apparently it can take up to six weeks but I've never heard of anyone's lasting that long. I checked and was told it was normal but if you're worried give them a call and ask

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    About 8 weeks first time and six weeks second time!

    Every time I thought it was finally about to stop, it would resurge. I've always been a heavy period bleeder, though - never even managed to skip a period using the pill, because it would just start anyway.
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    Mine was about 6 weeks!!! It came and went as well in heavy to light.

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    i was wondering about this too, because it seems to slow down and then suprise its back again, my dd is just over 2 weeks old.

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    Mine was about 12 weeks. It would be considerably heavier if I overdid it..

    I asked the doctor at the 6 week check and he said to come back if it continued beyond 12 weeks, but thankfully, it finally stopped. Then I had no bleeding until my period returned when she was about 10 (I think! Hard to remember!) months old..

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    Mine was completely gone by six weeks but as others have said it would kind of come and go but did get lighter overall as time went on. By the end it was really just spotting.

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    About 5 days, then just spotting for a week, then another big gush for a couple of days, then spotting for another week.

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    6 weeks. And same as the others said would ease off and then get heavier again (usually if I did too much)


 

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