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Typically how long do you bleed once you have given birth?

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Asked by PBrooks04 at 2:05 PM on Oct. 24, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They say 6 weeks but from start to finish I bled for about 4 weeks.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:06 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I had a C-Section, but I'd say the bleeding lasted about two weeks or so for me.

    Answer by sophiafarris at 2:07 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I think I bled heavey for six and then it took another two to taper off.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I bleed for about 5 weeks after, then had a week off and started my period after that.

    Answer by LadyKiki at 2:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • i had a c-sec with both of mine but they were totally different.
    the first i didnt bleed at all after i left the hospital.
    the second i bled for like 3wks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I had a c-section, bleeding lasted 4 weeks.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 2:21 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I delivered my son vaginally and I bled (it wasn't light but it wasn't heavy) for 2 weeks, I remember so well because my dr. told us that we could start having sex again once the bleeding stopped, and the bleeding stopped but it was still too painful down there so we gave it another 2 weeks to fully heal. Oiy I am hoping it's the same with this baby!

    Answer by Married2theBest at 2:28 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • I've had 2 vaginal births- I bleed super heavy the first week after the birth- then moderately heavy another 2 weeks, then like a period the last week- so about 4-5 weeks.

    Answer by litstargazer at 3:07 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • i had a vaginal birth and i had over 20 stiches. i bleed off and on for 12 weeks!!! i kept telling the doc but they kept saying it was normal. i had pain in my abdomin and went to a diff doc cause i was fed up. they did an ultra sound and said everything was normal. i still have the pain but am preg agian so i cant tell anyone about it. so yah good luck hope its not like mine :-).

    Answer by ilovemyelibean at 3:18 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • i bled for 8 months after my son but i was on the shot with mydaughter i bled for 7 or 8 weeks just depends

    Answer by wendy232425 at 5:04 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

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