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boy oh boy....i keep waiting for the physical stuff to stop. this is like the worst period of my life. i basically started bleeding on tuesday morning, passed the baby on wednesday. i think those are the days. it is all a bit hazy. i thought i would have slowed more in terms of flow and that the damn cramps would go away. i feel like i am becoming a motrin addict. anyone have some input? just to be clear i dont feel like there is anything wrong and i have been to the hospital on tuesday and my midwife came also on wednesday but i am just fed up with the discomfort and pain. never mind the mood swings etc!!!!!!
 

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I feel for you, unfortunately it sometimes takes a while for the bleeding and cramping to stop, my last took 2 weeks (after d&c) and my first took 10 days (natural) It should however be gradually slowing down and if it's not, you could have retained a tiny piece of placenta, so I'd say if things aren't slowing down by tuesday of next week, you may want to give your midwife a call again.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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If you are still cramping there is probably some retained placenta and you may need a d&c or you can wait it out and see if it will come on it's own. My cramping and physical pains left as soon as I delivered the baby/tissue.
 

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thanks for the info. you were right i think. later this morning i passed another big piece of tissue that looked the same as when i passed the baby but smaller this time. i thought it was more of the same but then wondered about twins. unlikely but who knows. i do feel much better again now but i did after i passed the first big clump. i think i am going to ask for an ultrasound next week just to make sure b/c everytime i think it is over, well it isnt quite. i get it now that the cramps are my body's way of expelling something and it isnt just an afterpain or something. thanks for your support. i have been drinking lots of milky sweet tea and it seems to give me comfort. that and i just sent dh to the bakery for some yummy stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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