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How long does your first period last for after having a baby?

7 January 2010 4 Responses

A Parent asks, I had a c-section 10 weeks ago and had the normal bleeding after a pregnancy for about 3 weeks. On the 21 Nov i got my first period after having the baby and so far it has lasted 3 and a half weeks. Before i became pregnant it only use to last about 4 days. I started back on the pill on the 21 Nov as well. I am not breastfeeding. Has this happened with anyone else? And is there anything i can take to stop the bleeding if i go to the doctors?
I did go to the doctors on the 4th dec and he did say if it hasn’t stopped in another 2 weeks to come back. I just really thought it would have stopped by now. And i was interested in how other people’s was?

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  • ice blue tears said:


    Mine lasted 3 weeks if that helps any

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  • chrissy757 said:


    I would see your doctor…I can recall my bleeding being prolonged because I didn’t breastfeed and my uterus didn’t completely shrink. They gave me a prescription and things went back to normal after that.

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  • bdgirl said:


    No one should have a period that lasts over a week. Go to the doctor and make sure you are okay. It could be simple, but you need to get checked right away. Good luck.

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  • notAminiVANmama said:


    OH NO …Go to another OB, please as soon as you get your first reg. period(post birth bleeding done) it should last no longer than 7 days. You are losing alot of blood now and may be animaic. See a new OB ASAP

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