Still, I'm bleeding a lot less than last time. Last time, I bled huge clots for the first two weeks, and the bleeding didn't stop until I got my first period at 6 weeks PP. Hoping that doesn't happen again, but I had a lot of stressors last time that I don't this time.
BTW, my overdoing it also led (I believe) to extreme fatigue, infection of my nipples, a case of mastitis and heightened baby blues. So TAKE IT EASY. Nap, eat well and enjoy your baby.
AP, Homeschooling, Part-Time working mom with 3 rambunctious boys all born with love at home. (04 & 08 & 12).
Maybe I'm exaggerating it in my head, but I think I bled for close to 5 weeks and pretty heavily until about 4. I changed pads constantly. That was a 22 hour induced vaginal delivery though. So maybe since every birth is different, every post partum bleeding is different. Either way the golden rule is to take it easy like everyone says.
but i know now it is o.k....i thought iwas almost done too and then wahmo bright red the past two days and crampy and heavy..not dangerous heavy just heavy....
Free To Be~
"Living is learning and when kids are living fully and energetically and happily they are learning a lot, even if we don't always know what it is."
Oh - and for me the bleeding was the same with Brannon (c-section) and Amelia (vbac).