I have something kinda weird going on, at least compared to my first pregnancy, and I wanted to get your thoughts . . .
I am 2 weeks and 2 days since a wonderful home water birth. My bleeding started to slow down, but then picked up again, and is now dark red again (it had gone to pinkish for a few days)- I change a maxi about every 4-5 hours, and it is about 1/2 full. I don't think I've overdone it- my DH is home most days for our 3yo, and I try to rest with the baby most of the day.
I also have been having some stomach pains- I think gas really, since I've been eating lots of rice and beans But when I try to bear down, the bleeding really seems to increase, like dripping into the toilet (TMI!),
Anyway, the online resources seem to say that the lochia should be pink/brown by now.
I plan on calling my midwife tomorrow to talk about this, but I was wondering if this is even in the realm of normal? Is there anything I should do different? Would arnica help?
I'm really pleased because I normally have much heavier bleeding for longer, I really think the shepherds purse helped!
Nine kids and four , living and learning all the time
Already!?!?! ~ Lori, doula, childbirth educator, wife to Jermaine 6/04, and mom to two happy and energetic boys - Tatum 6/06 and Keegan 3/09
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
Now I am 3 weeks 2 days and it is just starting to go brownish again.
I got goosebumps reading your post b/c it was identical to what I went thru. Altho I was more like pp days 6 to 10....10 days by the time I got to the back up OB to find out why my gas was almost-go-to-the-hospital-unbearably-painful and found out I had a retained placental lobe.
I had a D&C on day 11. Gosh was I glad I went in to find out.....
So, what happened with you???? Please report back! (worried)
Anyone know if it is normal for it to not only come back once, but twice?