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1st period after having baby!

OMG! My baby is 6 weeks old. I had a c-section. My bleeding stopped within a few weeks. now I have my first period and it is HEAVY! Holy Cow! My normal periods were light lasting 2 maybe 3 days. I haven't had a period like this since I was a teenager. Did this happen to you?

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Asked by sunshine58103 at 12:26 AM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Health

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  • Yes, I didn't start my period until 5 months after giving birth, but it is definately heavier than before. I think there is just a adjustment period (no pun intended) for your body after pregnancy/labor (hopefully).

    Answer by kbakeman at 12:30 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • this happened to me too... I had my c-section and bled for 6 weeks and then went 3 months with out it and then when it came it was aweful, wicked bad cramps, big blood clots... It scared me so I called my OB and they told me that it was perfectly normal

    Answer by mistykttn at 12:49 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yeah that happened to me. I thought I would never stop.

    Answer by Sharon300 at 12:55 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • yep, mine went weeks and were very heavy

    Answer by HaRlEiGhSmOmMa at 2:40 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yeah, don't expect anything normal for a while, like 6 months to a year.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:28 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yes, my periods were pretty heavy and inconsistent for a while after having a c section.

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:06 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yep mine were every other month 6 months post pardum, and they were heavy! now they kinda slowed up. i'm now 26 months pp

    Answer by sstepph at 10:16 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

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