can I first of all say how disappointed I was to find out that even after not having a vaginal birth that I was still going to bleed...a lot ugh, its been ages since my last period (obviously lol) but its been much longer than that since I've used pads (sorry if this is tmi lol). I just find the whole experience gross and it makes me feel dirty and smelly, I just wondered if anyone could cheer me up by saying it won't last long...anyone? I was thinking I could maybe use tampons but my mum said they'd just fall out
I didn't bleed much the first or second week, third week it pretty much stopped. Fourth week came back with a vengeance though. I thought it was over I hate pads too, but got told tampons increase your chance of infection and to wait for 6 week check up. Now on week 5 and the bleeding is easing again. Not taking chances after last week though and just generally wear a pad most the time x
I stopped before 5 weeks. I kept cycling from bright red then pink then brown and repeat. I was pushing too hard though. When we finally calmed down and LO was home from NICU at 3 1/2 weeks I did the final cycle. Supposedly when it goes bright red again, you've pushed too hard. I was never super heavy- normal period flow for me and never filled a pad. Don't freak yourself out and accidentally get scented pads, not realize it then think you have an infection cause it smells weird. Whoops!
I had my section 2 weeks ago and I only really bled heavily for the first couple of days, then it wasn't much but I did have small gushes when feeding as your uterus will contract when you are breast feeding. After about a week it was very light bleeding and has been on and off like this since. Every now and then I will get a bit more (tmi but I get more bleeding after having a bowel movement as I think the straining doesnt help!).
Piece of advice though, if you think the bleeding has stopped, still wear a pad as I made this mistake and ended up having to change as I had a bit of a gush of blood again
I haven't found the bleeding to be bad though, you forget about it when you are looking at your beautiful baby all day
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