Err ok...wtf?!

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  1. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Sorry ladies but i am totally baffled :wacko: My LO is 5 weeks old tomorrow and i stopped bleeding just over a week ago. It had been slowing down anyway and then stopped. I still wore pads for a couple of days just in case but nope, nothing. So i assumed that was me done...then yesterday i noticed i was getting a slightly pinky mucusy discharge so popped a pantyliner on. Then when i went up to bed a few hours later my liner was soaked basically. And i have started bleeding again. It's not heavy but it is fairly fresh looking (sorry if tmi) so does anyone have any idea if this is normal?!

    I told my OH and he wondered if it was my 1st period but i was like "no way!" because a. i am sure it is much too soon for that (am i right?!) and b. i am exclusively breastfeeding so wasn't expecting them back for months :nope:

    I have my 6 week check-up with our gp next week anyway so will definitely ask about it then but just wondered if anyone can help? I want to know what's going on!
     
  2. Kimboowee

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    This happened with me too, although I wasn't breast feeding I knew it wasn't a period because it just didn't 'feel' like on iykwim? It did stop after a couple of days though
     
  3. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    Same- I thought mine was going away, then it came back for a few days so far, but is getting lighter again!
    xx
     
  4. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    i stopped bleeding around 5 weeks and a week after that my first period started.

    so id say ur fine n its just ur af everyone is different so theres no set time
     
  5. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Did LO feed more than usual?

    Same happened to me -- I was sure I was cleared up after 3 weeks. Even went a day or two without liners. Then started getting spotty... then BAAAM! Mega heavy uggy bleeding for 2 more weeks. :dohh: It coincided with a growth spurt from LO.

    Lochia didn't totally clear until 5 weeks. I got AF back when LO was 14 weeks and again at 20 weeks. :dohh:

    So much for using BFing as birth control for me! :nope:

    And I was sooooo looking forward to months more with no AF. :sigh:
     
  6. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Thanks ladies.

    That's the funny thing, there have been a few occasions where it was getting lighter and then Toby would have a mad feeding session and it would suddenly go heavier...but this was completely different, i didn't bleed at all for a week and now i'm back to needing to wear liners again :(

    It doesn't feel like AF (too light, no cramps etc) but now i'm worried it might be :shrug:

    I guess i'll just have to wait and see!
     
  7. MummyKaya

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    Exactly the same has just happened to me and our little ones were born the same day!
     
  8. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Wow that's spooky!

    And the weirdness continues here- as it all seems to have stopped again today! :wacko: Sooooo confused, don't know what's going on :shrug: I hope that's it finished now!
     
  9. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Honestly, I don't blame our bodies for getting all confused -- being required to MAKE a baby, then give birth to it, then make all the necessary food for it to grow quickly and in a healthy manner -- no wonder our bodies don't know if they are coming or going! :haha:
     
  10. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Me too. Stopped at 5 weeks, started again a week later for another two weeks, another week off and then my bloomin' period!
     
  11. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Well it lasted 3 days, stopped for another week and then started again on thursday, again not as heavy as a period would normally be for me but heavy enough to need to wear a liner and change it quite frequently, and i've had a few mild cramps :wacko: I asked my GP at my 6 week check on friday and she said breastfeeding does normally supress ovulation but not always and she thinks it might be my body's attempt at a first AF :growlmad: Not impressed if it is.
     
  12. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    BFing did f all for stopping ovulation and AF for me. :hissy:

    My cycles are still wonky, and I o later than usual, but I was back to being fertile and having cycles when LO was only a couple of months old. :grr: Cycles looking pretty normal now (except longer) but I get CM changes and o pains and the whole lot. :dohh:
     
  13. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Ditto for me. I BF for 6 months exclusively and started AF at 8 weeks.
     

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