So I have a question for you all as well. Today is 18 days PP, Camden has been doing fantastic and until yesterday morning was nursing at a normal frequency. yesterday he started cluster feeding all day/night and I'm assuming it's a growth spurt, I'm totally fine with ti although exhausted today because I understand this is part of it. Last evening I decided to wear some spanx to work on belly binding (not sure if it's too late for this or not?) and I took 2 of my placenta pills after not taking them for about 4-5 days and Camden woke up around 1:30 to eat and stayed awake nursing until almost 4 (worst night since he was born). I stopped bleeding/spotting around 6 days PP but during this long awake period last night I started bleeding suddenly. Not just a little, like soaked a hospital pad within an hour. No warning signs of any kind, just bleeding. It started out very dark red/black and has since gotten brighter but not RED bright. It's less now than it was in the middle of the night but I'm still bleeding, when I go to the bathroom is pours out. I'm also cramping on my right side and having a burning pain at my incision site on the right side as well. I'm unfamiliar with this, is this normal or do I need to call someone??
Post Partum Questions
Just out curiosity though, what happens with retained placenta and how did you feel, how did they treat??
i hope that's not what going on--but if you suspect it, i'd go for simple peace of mind. you've got your hands full with other things to have to worry. on another hand i remember i had pretty much quit bleeding and then had an almost period at 5 weeks pp. i was totally confused and hope that didn't indicate that i'd continue to have regular bleeding. also, i know exhaustion can cause more bleeding...but again, i'd follow your own intuition.