I am currently 8 weeks postpartum. I had postpartum bleeding steadily for about two weeks, then off and on for a few more, then nothing for a week or so. Now, I believe I've restarted my period... but it's RIDICULOUSLY HEAVY!!
I had problems as a teen and went on birth control to correct/control my periods, and then stopped taking any kind of BC in 2009 after almost 10 years. About 8 months later, I started having a perfectly normal, textbook period: five days long on average, heavy the first two days with moderate cramping, then tapered off to light, to nothing. Like clockwork, every 30-35 days, for two and a half years. Got pregnant supposedly in May 2012.
So I'm a little worried. I've had absolutely no cramping, but I'm worried the super-heavy bleeding might be a sign I'll be back at square one. I haven't started any BC yet (going for an IUD once I get approved for Medicaid because condoms obviously didn't work for us... ha!), and I know that after my IUD is inserted I will most likely have some weird periods. But right now, I am bleeding through a "super" absorbency tampon and into a heavy pad within an hour or two. This, compared to my periods for the last few years, is not normal for me.
Did anyone else have an experience like this? Did it indicate a problem, or did everything eventually return to normal for you? I know 8 weeks postpartum isn't a whole lot, but I thought it would be enough that I'd be... me again.