Advice on c-section

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  1. Julie74d

    Julie74d Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, i'm due to have a c-section this time around after forceps delivery first time round. I was wondering though do you still bleed down below after the birth like you do a vaginal birth? i'm thinking this is not the case but thought I would ask the question so i can be prepared for when i go to hospital.
     
  2. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    Yes you do still bleed. I had no idea before I had my section either!

    I bled very heavily with quite big clots (sorry TMI) for 3.5 weeks. The hospital will provide really thick towels for you, I took my own anyway but didn't use them.

    HTH :flower:
     
  3. Becky123

    Becky123 Mum to Owen Rhys

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    I was shocked to bleed after my section and it was really really heavy to the point where even with a hospital thick towel it was running down my legs (soz TMI)
    I am still bleeding now just over 5 weeks on but not as heavy
     
  4. hodbert

    hodbert Well-Known Member

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    Yup u still bleed I'm afraid! I bled for about 4 1/2 weeks.
     
  5. Tilliepink

    Tilliepink Mamma of 2

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    I bled alot for about 5 weeks, if anything I think we bleed more...
     
  6. lolababes

    lolababes Well-Known Member

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    I only bled for about 2wks and only a few days heavy with all 3 c/s, cant compare to a normal birth though as I havent had one lol
     
  7. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    Ugh, yeah. You definitely still bleed. My OH didn't know that either but I knew the extra blood had to go somewhere! Lol.
     
  8. minties

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    Not trying to be nasty, but why would you think you wouldn't bleed? The site where the placenta shears off from still needs to bleed and heal.

    And yes I did for 6 loooong weeks, ugh!
     
  9. alparen

    alparen Mommy to a Princess

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    yep up to 6 weeks. i had mine almost 3 weeks ago and still bleeding. the more you move around the worse it seems to get. make sure you take it easy. sit instead of stand.. laydpwn instead of sit.
     
  10. AlwaysPraying

    AlwaysPraying Mom of two!

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    I bled for 6 weeks, but it was really REALLY light. So don't let all these stories get you! It's possible not to bleed much depending on how the procedure is done. The dr will essentially clean you out, so the blood is taken out, rather than being pushed out by our bodies. I didn't have much bleeding after at all. Hope your like me!
     
  11. alparen

    alparen Mommy to a Princess

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    I'm in your boat it's not been heavy just gets heavier the more I run around the house. Depends in the person I guess.
     
  12. Samaraj

    Samaraj Aidans Mum and #2 cooking

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    Yep you sure do as the uterus still has excess blood to get rid of.....I bled for abour 3 1/2 weeks.
     
  13. bibswy

    bibswy MUMMY OF 2!

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    8 weeks of goo for me both times!
     
  14. mummykins

    mummykins Charlotte Poppys mummy

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    Im four weeks later and bleeding is like a lightish period, i think ive stopped, then no its still there just lurking, trying to fool me. lol
     

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