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Sudden bleeding at 5 weeks pp

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I was nursing tonight and felt a sudden wetness.  I thought I must be leaking pee but found it was blood.  A huge gush of it!  My bleeding had gotten down to a very faint dark spotting over the past few days, so this is a surprise.  And the amount of blood was alarming and it was coming out pretty steadily.  I did have a few clots too. It has stopped now.  I'm still bleeding but it is more the normal light pp bleeding again.  I called my midwife and she said this can be normal and to not worry unless it continues to gush.  So, I guess it is ok, but I'm still not really over the panic yet.   My poor baby was so scared.  She was screaming in a way she has never done before and no one could console her.  Poor thing.

 

I'm going to trust that all is ok, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced bleeding like that this many weeks pp (5 weeks).  Should I be doing something to help heal things up or move things out?  I really don't want to worry about bleeding like that again!  I need some reassurance....  

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I've not had a gush that big but I always bleed 8-12wks on and off with it stopping for days and then getting a red gush and starting the tapering off over again. It sounds like you had something left in there that your body wanted to get out, maybe some membrane or something. 

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