Not sure where to put this but need some advise!
Had bubs 7 weeks ago....laboured for a bit but ended up having a c/s. I also had a tubal ligation while they were in there.
So my post birth bleeding did the normal thing for about 6 weeks...basically slowed to almost nothing then it started up again. Now I have very red flow with little clots every now and then...basically it seems like AF.
I am exclusively BFing as well.
Is it possible to have AF now? Has anyone else had their AF so soon after birth?
I have no pain, I am well, I dont feel sick and it doesnt smell bad 'down there' but I am a bit confused about the bleeding.
With DS1 and 2 the bleeding went for 8 weeks but slowed til it stopped. The only difference being I went on the mini pill at 6 weeks with both (and c/s for both as well) but no tubal ligation of course.
Oh and will be seeing Obs on monday for 6 weeks checkup but wanted some opinions in the meantime.
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07-01-2012 08:43 #1
AF 7 weeks after birth already? I had a c/s and tubal ligation (TMI warning!)
07-01-2012 10:21 #2Member
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with my last pregnancy, I had a c-section and had bleeding that lasted for about 5 weeks..it slowed then stopped and then I started having bright red heavy bleeding around 6 weeks and I went to see my GP who told me it didnt seem right and ordered a scan. They found I had ovulated at 4 weeks after the birth and I was indeed getting my period!
07-01-2012 11:06 #3
Thanks Lucky! I wasnt sure I was going to get any replies as I know its not a common thing...and frankly I am hoping its my period and not something more sinister! What you are describing sounds exactly like what I am having.
So when you went for the scan was it to see if there was any retained placenta as well as to see if you ovulated?
07-01-2012 11:13 #4Senior Member
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I had the normal after baby bleeding for about 4 weeks then my period was back around 7/8 weeks after birth. Ripped off!!
I'd go to your doctor just to check, just so you can not stress about it
07-01-2012 12:55 #5Member
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yep! The doctor sent me to see if anything was left in there..but there wasnt.They checked everything to make sure things looked ok and told me I had ovulated..and it was my period returning.
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