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Is it true, csection... hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
14th Jun '13

Random question lol
Is it true That post partum bleeding isn't as bad for csection mamas because most of the blood gets sucked out during the section?

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
14th Jun '13

false

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
14th Jun '13

From what all of my obs tell me it's true. During a c-section after the baby is out they push on your uterus for the first 24 hours(roughly) and help it get back down to size since you didn't have contractions to help it.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
14th Jun '13

For me false! I bled for at least 4-5 weeks.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
14th Jun '13

I had lochia for 8 weeks with my second. With my first, I only had it for 4 weeks, but it was SUPER heavy. Never had a vaginal, so I can't compare, but I definitely bled a lot.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
14th Jun '13

I bleed the same with my vaginal delivery and my C-section delivery. both where fairly light and lasted 7 to 8 days.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting ♥ my~boysX3+1♥:" From what all of my obs tell me it's true. During a c-section after the baby is out they push on your ... [snip!] ... your uterus for the first 24 hours(roughly) and help it get back down to size since you didn't have contractions to help it. "


:? They checked my uterus (by lightly pressing on it) to *make sure* it was shrinking normally. They didn't assist in that process.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
14th Jun '13

bled 5 weeks with my first, 2 with my second. never had a vaginal though.

Skinny Cow 114 kids; Switzerland 4364 posts
14th Jun '13

I guess it depends on the person. I brought the huge diaper pad things and I barely went through regular pads.I guess it depends on the person?

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" :? They checked my uterus (by lightly pressing on it) to *make sure* it was shrinking normally. They didn't assist in that process."


They helped with all 3 of mine all 3 different hospitals and doctors. It hurt like a b***h but I didn't bleed as horrid as I've heard

-Alisa- MaMa of 3 3 kids; California 2877 posts
14th Jun '13

My doc gave me pitocin post op for 24 hrs to help my.uterus contract plus breastfeedin stimulates contractions. I am 4 wks pp baby 3 today and still spotting on and off random gushes. I bled post csection with my first for 6 wks and my second for 3/ I think it depends on ur healing but its normal to bleed. Ur uterus still has to shrink to size.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" I bleed the same with my vaginal delivery and my C-section delivery. both where fairly light and lasted 7 to 8 days."</blockquote>




Wow lucky you!!



I've only had vaginal deliveries but I bleed for 4-6 weeks :(

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting ♥ my~boysX3+1♥:" From what all of my obs tell me it's true. During a c-section after the baby is out they push on your ... [snip!] ... your uterus for the first 24 hours(roughly) and help it get back down to size since you didn't have contractions to help it. "


uh i've never had that done. they checked for gas, but never "assisted" my uterus shrinking.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" I bleed the same with my vaginal ... [snip!] ... and lasted 7 to 8 days."</blockquote> Wow lucky you!! I've only had vaginal deliveries but I bleed for 4-6 weeks :("


Not so lucky I start up my regular periods right after and never skip any even when breastfeeding :-(

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
14th Jun '13

I had 4 vaginal births and bled for a max of 10 days and spotted for about 2 weeks after.



I was told I was a lucky one with my bleeding. I think it just depends on the person. Some people aren't bleeders.