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How long do you bleed? Massage Mama TTC since Jul 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 3005 posts
30th Jul '08

How long do you bleed after giving birth? i gave birth 2 weeks ago and the bleeding has been weird 1 day its super heavy the next i wont bleed at all just when i think im done it starts back again...Its been 4 yrs since my last baby so i forget.
Also is diareah normal after birth? ive had it for about 3 days now but dont feel sick just need to go!

duce's mommy 1 child; Pennsylvania 469 posts
30th Jul '08

I think I bled about 3 wks and I was super sick for about a week after, diareah and felling like crap

Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom ; 3 kids; Michigan 1344 posts
30th Jul '08

I bled for 4 weeks. I was taking stool softeners and they gave my diarreha and I cut back to once a day on those and was fine.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
30th Jul '08
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Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
30th Jul '08
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AidanandElla'smom! 50 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 917 posts
30th Jul '08
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ktb 1 child; Gallatin, Tennessee 1238 posts
30th Jul '08

I bled for 5 weeks, then got my period a week after that. Joy.

Carolann 1 child; St Petersburg, Florida 7645 posts
30th Jul '08
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Mrs. O'Momma 3 kids; Brooklyn, New York 1781 posts
30th Jul '08

Up to 6 weeks is normal. If its bright bright red after week 1, you should call the doctor. And if you're soaking thru a whole maxi pad in an hour, you should also call the doctor. Other than that, anything is normal.



The diarreah could be a new reaction to things you eat, which often develop after giving birth because of hormonal changes. It may last for the rest of your life, or subside eventually. Try eliminating milk from your diet for a week or so, and see if that helps with the diarreah.

PREGNANT-Caiti Due April 1 (boy); 18 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 8004 posts
30th Jul '08

6 weeks...then i got my period like 2 weeks later...

Dani&The Mess Machines 2 kids; Timbuktu, Mali 9702 posts
30th Jul '08

I bleed on and off for six weeks. Somedays it was so light I only noticed it when wiping, somedays it was like a period.

Shirene[[Teagan 1/17/10]] 19 kids; Minnesota 2595 posts
30th Jul '08

i bled for 5 weeks it stopped for a couple days then i got my period and that lasted another week

Ar~Mom of 3~ HBC~ Due September 15; 3 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2035 posts
30th Jul '08

I bled for 4 weeks or so. Some days it was light and others it was heavy.

AidanandElla'smom! 50 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 917 posts
30th Jul '08
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duce's mommy 1 child; Pennsylvania 469 posts
30th Jul '08

those of you that say you got a period, how did you know it was your period?? I just had my 6 wk internal exam and am now bleeding like a light period (bright red, more blood than spotting) but I have no other symptoms of a period....