I am almost 4 weeks postpartum and I am still having very bright red bleeding. My bleeding had tapered to just a little pink spotting around day 5 pp and then at day 8 the bright red started back up. It is not enough to soak a pad or anything like that but it is consistently bright red and has not increased or decreased and has been happening for over 2 weeks. I keep getting told that it is because I am doing too much. I know that that is the usual answer for bright red bleeding this far into postpartum but here is the thing... i'm not doing anything. I mean i have been changing more diapers and I try to get a shower every day but that is basically all.
I am just freaking out about it and I don't feel like my midwives get what I am saying. They keep saying it will stop and to call if it doesn't so I call and they say we can watch it a bit more.
Does anybody know what this bleeding means. Everything says it is not good but I don't know why? What could be wrong? Do I want to know?
Thanks to anybody with any help, advice, support.
Happy happy mama of 3!
hmmmmm i think i would ask for an u/s to rule out retained product. i don't think it is necessarily bad but if the bleeding doesn't change then i would probably persist a bit more for an answer.
Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.
That is normal for me really but you should certainly feel free to get it checked if it concerns you. I had my six week with my ob and let her know I was still spotting red and she didn't seem concerned, my uterus was back to where it should be now.
It sounds normal to me. That said, if *you* don't think it is (and you know your body!!), press for your midwife to check you out. I had pretty minimal bleeding and then on day 14 I had huge bright red clots. Freaked me out! Called my doctor right away and they had me come in that morning. They did an ultrasound to check for retained placenta. I was fine. Apparently, it can take a while for the uterus to shed it's lining and apparently that is what happened in my case.
Thanks everybody. I really appreciate your replies. It makes me feel better that it is normal for others. I talked to my midwives again and they are totally not concerned and think this is completely normal. I got a little bit more sleep last night so I am doing better at chilling out about it.
Happy happy mama of 3!