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My bleeding had nearly stopped at 3 1/2 weeks PP. I even switched to a pantyliner the last 2 days and barely had anything on it.<br><br>
Then today, bam! bright red moderate bleeding with some tiny clots. ARGH! I havent exerted myself more than i had been with the next to nil flow. ive been back to normal activities (except sex, lol) for a while now.<br><br>
at first i thought af....but i'd have to have a longer break with no lochia, right?
 

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I've been wondering the same thing. My bleeding stops for a day or two every now and then, and then it starts again with a little bright red bleeding. I'm at 4 weeks now and I think I remember that with my DS it took about 6 wks to completely stop. I also don't think it has anything to do with physical activities. I'm pretty sure it's normal, and definitely not AF.
 

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i talked to a nurse who said that the bleeding fluctuates with your level of activity. and that is certainly obvious in the early days. i am only 2 weeks + out, so can't comment on my experience with this pregnancy though i found with DD that the bleeding just stopped at about 4 weeks. no recurrence. but then, the body is not reliable! it always changes its mind!
 

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NAK, as always...<br><br>
My lochia's gone now (Cecilia is a month old tomorrow!) but for the last two weeks of it, I basically only bled when Cecilia nursed. I'd feel it coming out like AF then, and I'd be mostly dry otherwise.
 

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I bled for 4 weeks with DS. Then a week break - then my period was back! lol...<br><br>
I hope AF stays away for much longer this time around!...Only 2 weeks in though and still bleeding but it has slowed down a lot. Usually only get something when I go to the toilet.
 

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i was going to come post something similar. Mine is mostly just brownish-tinged discharge. glad to know that one month isn't out of norm
 

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I can't wait to be pad free!
 

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I'm so ready for mine to be gone! At one week it was down to almost nothing, but then it would randomly come back in red gushes. Midwife said that was normal.<br><br>
At 2 weeks, almost 3, it's very light. It was just brown/yellow discharge until yesterday when I got some red. Now I have a string of dark red when I go to the bathroom and a little red/brown on the pad.<br><br>
I'm ready to be pad free too. The disposable pads give me some scary painful sores! Cloth is much more comfortable, I'm so glad I discovered cloth pads!
 

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I've been about 2 days without any - at 2w postpartum. That being said, with DS I bled for 3w, got 3 weeks off, and then got AF from then on out, like clockwork. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
So I'm a little worried I'll be getting AF again at 6 weeks postpartum.
 

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4 1/2 weeks and it's still starting and stopping.
 

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Just started up again, and it's bright red - is that normal? It had been watery or nonexistent for a couple of days and today, where I didn't do anything crazy or unusual, it's bright red.
 

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ditto this. even some red mucosy stuff yesterday. mostly brown and going through 3ish panty liners a day
 

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Mine is mucousy too. Sara, it seems that this starting and stopping is fairly normal.
 
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