The Lochia

Discussion in 'Baby & Toddler' started by -Cat-, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. -Cat-

    -Cat- Well-Known Member

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    sorry for an unplesent topic, but its been nearly 5 weeks now since I had Noah and Im still bleeding. Its started red and went to a brown colour and then as good as stopped but then came back again a bright red and again turned to brown and virtually stopped and then started again. I havent had any pain and blood loss has not been great (just changing my towel in the mornings and evenings.) But I thought it would have stopped by now!?!?
    Is this anything to be concerned about?
    How long have other people blead for post birth?
     
  2. stephlw25

    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    Hi cat, the exact same thing happened to me i think i bleed for roughly 6 weeks then i thought id stopped but about a week later it came back again so i thought i was having my first period but it was dark brown and very light and only lasted a 2 or 3 days then stopped again!

    I dont think you have anything to worry , i was also surprised to see that i was bleeding for so long as i thought it would only be at least 4 weeks if that!!!
     
  3. hearts81

    hearts81 Well-Known Member

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    Hi I bled for 7 weeks after Reece's birth then I got the coil fitted a week later and apparently that can make you bleed for up to 6 months so I still got a lot of bleeding ahead! :cry:
     
  4. AmberNicole

    AmberNicole Well-Known Member

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    All of my bleeding was completely gone by 5 weeks postpartum.
     
  5. Kerry

    Kerry Well-Known Member

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    Roughly 6 weeks is normal to bleed after childbirth (or c-section), give or take a week or so as we are all different!!
     

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