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#1 of 7 Old 06-14-2007, 10:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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With my other 2 I bled alot, well it was like a heavy period. So far she is a week old and I just have super light bleeding like last day of you're period light. I was induced this time so is this normal for being induced? I don't have a fever, and it doesn't hurt to push on my belly.

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I think extremely light bleeding can be normal. After both of my births the "heavy period" flow ended after 36 hours or so, I was on panti-liners by the end of week 1, and the bleeding pretty much stopped by the end of week 2. I went swimming in week 3. Oh, and I had totally natural, spontaneous labors.

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You beat me to posting this. I was wondering if being too light was something to be concerned about. I only needed the heavy pads for the first three or four days and it's been panty liners every since.
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My bleeding is lighter than last time...maybe it get's lighter with each birth as the body "remembers" what to do?

I still get "gushes" after nursing (at 1 week pp) so I'm using up the maxi pads I bought but don't plan on getting more...panty liners and mama cloth should be fine! I have an appointment in an hour so if anyone has questions they'd like me to ask...


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Mine is lighter this time around too. With DS1 I bled really heavily for a whole week then went to a heavy period flow for the next few weeks. I bled for the whole 6 weeks. This time around the bleeding pretty much stopped after the first week. Now it's down to spotting and a little bit of blood here and there.

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i was lighter with #2 also..she was induced, so i dont know if that has anything to do with it, or if it was cause she was the second, or what....
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I think it's normal. My midwife said it was also normal to have the bleeding pick up around day 10-12. That is what happened to me this time.

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