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    Default Increased bleeding 2 weeks post-partum

    Hi ladies, bub was born 2 weeks ago and today I've noticed my bleeding has increased. Not by a lot, but for the last week or so I've just had a red smudge when I wipe, but now it's thick, dark red blood, like day 1 or 2 of my period. No clots, and I feel fine other than a mild headache all day. I changed my pad about 3 hours ago and there's not a huge amount of blood in there, less than a heavy period. Is this something to worry about, or should I just put my feet up and see how it goes?

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    Sometimes you think it's slowing/stopping then it starts up again. I wouldn't be too concerned unless you have pain, it smells, you have a temp etc.

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    Sounds normal to me

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    Rest up a bit and see how it goes. I had partially retained placenta after my emergency c-section and the bleeding would slow down then start up again over the 4-6 weeks after birth. At 6 weeks I was still having random gushes of bright red blood so ob did a scan and found the bit of placenta that was left behind if it continues like that over the next month I'd get it checked out.

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    I could have written this myself! I had pretty much stopped bleeding and only needed a liner but this afternoon I had a heap of dark red/brown blood. I have a pad on now to keep an eye on it.

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    How are you going JR? I thought mine was tapering off but I just had a heap come out again, enough to flood my liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em9 View Post
    How are you going JR? I thought mine was tapering off but I just had a heap come out again, enough to flood my liner.
    Mine is still dark red and increased volume, but less volume than yesterday. I did some googling, apparently a lot of activity can start it up again, have you been really active?

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    Hey mamas!

    Yep, any increased activity once home and if breastfeeding can increase bright red flow again - but if there are any clots; funny smell; generally unwell and/or your soaking a pad in an hour, you need to get it checked out.

    Remember, you've just had a baby, so take it easy, be kind to yourselves, and rest when you can/need. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Mine is still dark red and increased volume, but less volume than yesterday. I did some googling, apparently a lot of activity can start it up again, have you been really active?
    I haven't been overly active but I do have an almost 3 y.o at home and no husband atm so that could be doing it. I'm not too worried, if it was bright red I think I would be more concerned.


 

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