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c-section mommies, how long did you bleed after delivery?

i had a c-section about 3weeks ago and i am still having vaginal bleeding. i went to my 2 week post partum appointment and my ob told me i could bleed for 3 more weeks. this did not happen with my first c-section, it stopped completely after 2weeks. im sick of it, im sick of wearing pads! i feel like im in freakin junior high again. how long did you bleed after delivery?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Dec. 20, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • I bled for 3 wks after my first c/section.
    I bled for about 5 with my second.
    I bled for 6 with my third(and last) one.

    The norm is up to 6 wks, so they say whether vaginal or c/section delivery.

    Totally sucks but such is life sometimes LOL.

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 6:49 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I bleed for 8wks. if not a lil more.
    I almost had to have another blood transfuin i had 2 b4 sergery and almost died after words i was in recovery for 9hours.

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 6:26 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • For like three to four weeks.

    Answer by brwnigrl at 6:27 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I had light-medium bleeding for 4 weeks, stopped for a week and half though my darn AF had come already at 6 weeks with heavy bleeding for 1 week. But no period since... my OB said something just needed to come out and that is why I bled again.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:28 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I bled for about 4 weeks after one, and about 9 weeks after another. The 9 weeker was my fault, though, I was up doing way too much (like rearranging furniture!)

    Answer by mamapotter at 6:28 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Anywhere from 2 weeks to even 8 is perfectly normal. I had a c-section and bled for about 5 or 6 weeks. Although, having a c-section has nothing to do with how much or how long you bleed. C-section or vaginal delivery, your body still has to get rid of all the uterine lining.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 6:36 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • When I had my son, I bled for 6 weeks and with my daughter I bled for 4wks. My OB told me I would bleed anywhere from 6-8 weeks.

    Answer by lucandpepsmom at 6:51 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • i bled for 4 weeks my docotr said it would be anywhere from 3-6 weeks

    Answer by mom-to-be21 at 7:18 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I bled for 6 weeks after my C-section

    Answer by Kurstyxx at 8:44 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • i think 3 weeks total

    Answer by blueeyes71883 at 8:57 PM on Dec. 20, 2008