I had my baby on Feb. 17, and I am still experiencing a very light flow of lochia, or at least I assume it's lochia. Is this normal? With my son, I quit bleeding around the 2.5 week mark. This time, I feel like it's never going to stop. : I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced postpartum bleeding that lasted this long. I mean, it's been a month! I'm starting to think I'm going to be wearing a pad for the rest of my life.
It's definitely normal to be still bleeding at 4 weeks. I didn't stop completely for 5 or 6 weeks after both of my birth. By the time my babies were a month old, I was mostly just spotting though. If you start bleeding MORE at this point you are probably trying to do too much and should rest more!
Nope, no big clots, thank goodness. And, it is down to a very, very light flow. I guess I just got spoiled by how quickly it disappeared last time! Although, last time I did have a Cesarean birth; I wonder if that has anything to do with it. This baby was VBAC.
Having a c/sec probably does result in less lochia. My friend who has had 3 c/b's says that they suction out a lot of the excess fluids and stuff during the proceedure. I guess that would mean less lochia.
I had lochia for 9 weeks. I wasn't overly active or anything. I only passed small clots. My OB didn't seem overly concerned with it. By 6 weeks it was lighter but still required pad changing ever few hours.
Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?