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post parting bleeding (Tmi warning) ashelyn & autumn Due March 20 (girl); 2 kids; Prince Edward Island 247 posts
23rd Mar '13

Should I be concerned? I gave birth 8 days ago and I know ill be bleeding for at least a few weeks. I'm confused about the flow though. Since I came home (4 days after birth) I had a large blood clot and my flow has been very back and forth. Sometimes when I wipe it will be light pink nd barely anything then I go back to the bathroom a few hours later and its dripping into the toilet and when I wipe its bright red gooey discharge again (tmi sorry). This could happen all in the same day a few times a day or it could be light one day and heavier the next. I've never filled a pad since I've been home except maybe overnight and everytime my belly was checked at the hospital my uterus was always 2 or 3 below which they said was really good. Am I worrying for no reason?

Squeaky McGee [16 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65888 posts
status 23rd Mar '13

Postpartum*



Are you breastfeeding? If you are, the suckling will cause the uterus to contract, resulting in more blood flow. When I was nursing, I could literally feel the blood pour out of me. It was so weird.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
23rd Mar '13

Does the flow seem heavier after you've done a lot? Like chores around the house, heavy lifting, etc? If you're doing a lot that could be doing it and you need to slow down and relax.

♥BakedACake♥ 2 kids; Hillsboro, Missouri 2964 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" Postpartum* Are you breastfeeding? If you are, the suckling will cause the uterus to contract, resulting ... [snip!] ... contract, resulting in more blood flow. When I was nursing, I could literally feel the blood pour out of me. It was so weird."


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OP I'm also 8 days PP and having the same problem. I'm BFing.