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how long did you bleed after giving birth?

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Asked by samantha21385 at 1:32 PM on Oct. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I had a c-section and was "suctioned" pretty well so I only bled for about a week. Though it's common to bleed for as much as 6 weeks after birth!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:36 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • For me it was 6-7 weeks.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 1:41 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • I bled for about three to four weeks. The first week and half or so was bleeding like a period and then much less for the rest of the time. It wasn't too bad.

    Answer by MaryMW at 1:42 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • i *think* just for about 3 weeks but i honestly can't remember :)

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 1:44 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • At 6 weeks I thought I was done bleeding. Then I went for a run and started again. Activity CAN make you bleed more, use that as your guide. You know you're doing too much when you bleed more.

    So all together I bled for 7 weeks.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:48 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • i bled for 2 weeks.

    Answer by newmom092009 at 1:49 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • It seemed like forever. I don't recall exactly, my youngest is 2.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • 4 weeks with the first, and it was quite light.

    7 weeks with the second, and it was very heavy.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:25 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • i think i may be stopping now but it's been about 5 almost 6 weeks for me so far

    Answer by freshly.married at 2:28 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • About eight weeks. I'm not sure if it makes a difference- but my periods are usually longer than the norm as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

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