I'm 6 weeks postpartum and went in for my check up today. I'm still bleeding some. It's not every day. Some days I won't bleed at all. Other days I'll bleed some. It's not enough to fill a pad (even if I kept the same one on all day long), but it's more than spotting. My bleeding throughout the whole postpartum period has never been heavy. It started out as like a light period and has now turned into what I just described above. But today I had my 6 week check up and my midwife (there's also an OB/GYN doc but I prefer to see the midwife) said that my uterus is not quite as small as it should be at this point. She prescribed Methergine to me to constrict the uterus, as well as the antibiotix Suprax.
I'm very leery about taking these drugs. For one, I'm just very hesitant about drugs in general. I'm always afraid of reactions. For two, I'm nursing and I'm paranoid about something causing milk supply issues. From what I've researched, some say that the Methergine can cause supply issues, others say it doesn't. Also, I read that some people have horrible cramping with the Methergine and others do not.
I'm really on the fence about what to do. It's making me nervous. I haven't had an ultrasound to see if there's anything in the uterus causing it to stay enlarged. I thought about calling the doctor back tomorrow and asking for an ultrasound prior to starting the medication.
I guess I'm looking for advice. This is really troubling me. I had supply issues with my first child due to a stomach bug....but she was already over a year old. It was a pain to keep my supply up then. Now, #3 is only a newborn and I definitely do not want supply issues this young.
Has anyone had an enlarged uterus at 6 weeks postpartum? Has anyone taken Methergine? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much.