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postpartum bleeding...possible TMI

how long did it take for your postpartum bleeding to stop? mine has stopped twice, for about 24 hrs each time, but started again. is this normal?

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Asked by renniemom3 at 4:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2010 in Health

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  • mine stopped about 3 weeks after i had my son, it was heavy to begin with then after a few days it was on and off for a few weeks and light.... then it stopped, so i would say its normal :)

    Answer by joycegina at 4:15 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Yes that's normal. I stopped completely at just under 3 weeks but I stopped for a day here and there for the last week or so. You might be just about done.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:16 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • i think totally about three or four weeks, for awhile it was really light and would stop and start.

    Answer by angevil53 at 4:16 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Was a little different after each pregnancy.

    After my first it was 3 1/2 wks. After number 2 it stopped after week 5 and after #3 it was done at 6 wks.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 4:21 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • it could be a sign that you overdid it.
    congratulations on your baby!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • you should gradually get a lighter flow and stop by 6 weeks...if you ever get super-heavy bleeding and/or large clots (soaking more than a pad an hour) then you need to see the doc right away......

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 4:42 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Mine was off and on after the first week. I think I was about 3 or so weeks PP before I finally stopped.

    Answer by WillDoDa at 5:14 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

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