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Old 10-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #61
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It can definitely be normal to bleed for 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, after birth. Some lucky women only bleed for a couple weeks, but I've bled for 6+ weeks after both of my births.

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Old 10-31-2013, 04:31 AM   #62
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It can definitely be normal to bleed for 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, after birth. Some lucky women only bleed for a couple weeks, but I've bled for 6+ weeks after both of my births.
Hmm weird, everyone was shocked at my 6 so follow up that I was still bleeding? Maybe it depends on the person? I had a ton of complications with lo so maybe that's why they were worried?

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:49 AM   #63
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It can definitely be normal to bleed for 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, after birth. Some lucky women only bleed for a couple weeks, but I've bled for 6+ weeks after both of my births.
I was a weirdo who only bled for 12 days...

should I have been concerned?
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:29 AM   #64
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Peeing isn't bad just use the peri bottle and squirt warm water down there to dilute the pee. It stings the first time but nothing worse than water on a paper cut.
Don't use a mirror and look. Just don't. Not for a bit.
Take stool softened until you poop at least once.
Drink lots of water if you are breast feeding.
If you get an epi your legs will be numb for a few hours afterwards.
You will poop when you push. But you can pretend you don't
Breast feeding sucks for the first 6-10 days. Just grind your teeth, curl your toes and push through it after that it should be easy.
Sleep on your stomach the first night, bc you won't be able to once your milk comes in lol.
Ice pads in undies are heaven after you deliver.
Warm heating pad on your stomach when you breast feed to help with after pains/cramping.
Dh went back to work the day after three of ours were born. He works 10 hour days. But I didn't have stitches or csections.

You got everything I would have said, I don't know on the epi, I never had one, but the rest is spot on
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Oh my gosh yes, BFing hurts so bad for the first week or so. And the people who say "if it hurts you are doing it wrong" are wrong in this case. You've never had someone sucking on your nipples every hour on the hour...there is a toughening up period! And it hurts! Both of my girls nursed well and into toddlerhood (still nursing my almost 2 year old) but in the beginning each time I had to bite down on my shirt to keep from screaming. I always tell my friends, I would do labor over and over again but not the 3ish weeks after birth. The bleeding, the pain, the after pains, the soreness, the possible stitches, the constipation (which I didn't have with my second thank goodness), the bloat, the night sweats, it's all enough for me to stop having kids. BUT you do get this sweet little baby to hold through it all. That's why they are so cute! Survival mechanism
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It can definitely be normal to bleed for 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, after birth. Some lucky women only bleed for a couple weeks, but I've bled for 6+ weeks after both of my births.
Yep I bled for 6 weeks as well.

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Old 11-01-2013, 06:47 AM   #67
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It can definitely be normal to bleed for 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, after birth. Some lucky women only bleed for a couple weeks, but I've bled for 6+ weeks after both of my births.
I looked back at my calendar...it was 12 weeks, apparently I'm losing my memory lol

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Old 11-01-2013, 07:17 AM   #68
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I looked back at my calendar...it was 12 weeks, apparently I'm losing my memory lol

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Yeah, that doesn't sound normal. Glad you figured out what was wrong!
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Pads?
What kind of pads do you guys recommend ??
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Pads?
What kind of pads do you guys recommend ??
Naturcare- you can buy them from Amazon. They offer post partum ones as well! And they don't have any of the bleach/irritants that the hospital ones do.
For this newbie I plan to get 2 boxes of postpartum (10 count ea) 1 of the overnight, 1-2 regular & 1 box of liners. Hopefully it'll be enough. Regular pads irritate the heck out of me, but I can't be washing cloth and don't like for anyone else to. Lol
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