I am still bleeding- wearing pads all day long. It's not a ton, like a period sorta.
is this normal? How long should it last for?
If you saturate a pad in 1 hour you need to call your provider because that is not normal.
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this time around I have herbs to help with healing sooner.
6 or 7 weeks is within normal. anything more (unless perhaps it's just spotting) I would talk to a midwife about and see if there is anything you can do to aid healing. it can be really taxing on a body to heavily bleed for long amounts of time.
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Reading everyone else's posts makes me realize that that isn't very long. Is there any reason I wouldn't have bled longer? Is it bad that I didn't? I feel kind of silly/dumb for never asking about it.
How long you bleed is really individual - how well your uterus contracts, how well you clot (more is not neccesarily better), how much you rest, and how big your placenta was. Normal is 1 to 6 weeks. Usually it's quite red and bloody at the beginning, tending to period like after that, then there's a lot of just plain clear/browning fluid with some red or brown blood. Some women get through that in 1 week, others do it over 6 weeks.
If you have extra bleeding after activity, that's a sign to rest a little more, as you're disrupting the forming scab in there.
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Anyway, there's a wide variation of normal - as long as you're not soaking through pads in less than an hour you're doing okay. And by the sound of it you're doing a lot better than I was - jogging!?!? At 1.5 weeks PP I was still in so much pain I could hardly walk!