Feeling Drained...

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by KX, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    Lucy is 9 weeks and I am still bleeding...Surely this cannot be normal?

    Im due my 6 week check-well overdue, but I dont want to go til the bleeding has stopped as they do an internal to see if everything is back in place, and I dont want them doing it whilst Im still bleeding eeww.

    My anaemia is bad too-on 3 iron tablets, and I feel totally drained.

    I wished I was one of those lucky bf'ing mums who didn't bleed for months!

    Any advice ladies if this is normal or what you think?

    Still feeding Lucy myself, I said if I ever got to 3 months Id be pleased, only another few weeks to go! I am going to do it til she gets teeth!lmao!x
     
  2. Madwolf3

    Madwolf3 Well-Known Member

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    Hey hun- I don't have much to tell you other than that I bled for 9 weeks. And I know that if you're back on any type of birth control, that may affect the bleeding. I breast fed and that didn't help me with it either, lol! Good luck hun!:hugs:
     
  3. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    cant offer any advice hun sorry, but didnt not want to post, i think you have done fantasicly well with the feeding, you are going to be my insperation(sp?)!

    hope you start to feel better soon :hugs:

    x
     
  4. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    I had bleeding for 8weeks but the last few weeks it was hardly anyhting, just spotting really.I wouldgo and get it checked out, it won't be helping your aenaemia - though after that there was nothig for 10 months :)

    woohoo 3 months - fab achievement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    i was bleeding on n off for 6 month, but i id get the implanon in at 8 weeks after birth, id go to docs hun :hugs:
     
  6. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry you're feeling crap. You're doing so well hun, 9 wks in and you're bfing Lucy - well done.

    I'd mention the bleeding to the HV or the Doctor.The bleeding isn't related to the breastfeeding it's from the placenta coming away. Just for piece of mind to get it checked out.

    Although you're on iron tablets you'd benefit from making sure your diet is rich in iron rich foods and make sure you're having enough vit C as this aids iron absorption. Drinking OJ (not from concentrate) will help.

    Hope you're feeling better soon
     
  7. Imi

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    Hun i Bled for ages with maddie i think it was for 9/10 weeks!

    Go to doctors hun, well done on the BF for so long your doing great

    xxx
     
  8. Stef

    Stef Mummy to Olivia & PG #2

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    Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Didnt want to read and run :hugs:

    But like Imi suggested i'd call the doctors hun.

    Xx
     
  9. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    Hi hun :hi:

    I too would just mention it to your GP for piece of mind.

    You have done so well with the BF.....you should be very proud of yourself!!

    Hope you are getting as much rest as is possible and like Lucy said, enrich your diet and have Vitamin C too, this may help a little bit more than the tablets alone. x
     
  10. sweetsammi

    sweetsammi 1st time mummy and WTT

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    Hi hun, sorry you're not feeling so great. I'm sorry i havnt got any advice or experiences to try help you as i only had my son a week ago so this is all new to me! But i just wanted to say well done on the whole BF! I only managed to BF Oliver for 4 days and couldnt bare it any longer, i was so sore and constantly worried he hadnt had enough! I envy anyone that can keep it up :) Well done and i hope you get sorted soon and feel better. What does your GP/MW say? x
     

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