still bleeding red......is this dangerous

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still bleeding red......is this dangerous

Postby melodie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:23 pm

I'm 18 days post partum and I am still bleeding red blood. Bright red blood or dark red blood but mostly bright red blood. Its not a whole lot infact I only bleed for about half a day. I did have a large baby 9 lbs 6oz!!! Should I be worried about it? I was already anemic before I gave birth so .....? Should I contact my midwife or just give it time?
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Postby meg1492 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:06 pm

it never hurts to call your MW..if only to get reassurance that everything is fine from someone who knows all your history.

Are you continuing with your prenatal vitamin? My iron levels plumetted after birth and I lost a lot of blood. My MWs were very adament that I continue with my vitamins and also add iron. I chose to do Yellow Dock as opposed to an iron pill only to stop the binding effect of iron pills. BUT...don't take my advice without speaking to your MW first.
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Postby butterflylr » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm still bleeding pretty red too. It will come and go though. I think it was like this after Michael too but it's hard to remember.
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Postby Wendella » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 am

I bled for about 11 weeks after having a 9lb 10 oz baby last time around. I would probably contact your midwife to check bloodwork to make sure you're getting enough iron but I don't think it is anything to be terribly concerned about.
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Postby illbeyourpride » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:01 am

I bled for 6 weeks pp. RED. Toward the end it was so heavy that I thought it might be ppaf.
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Postby Lindsey » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:35 pm

Sounds totally normal to me. Couldn't hurt to call your midwife though for reassurance :)

I bled for 3-4 weeks after both my daughters' births and they were 6lbs, 9.1oz and 6lbs, 7.75oz
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Postby jodilynn » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:55 pm

Im still bleeding red too. Its been 3 weeks and a day for me.
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Postby Sparkycat » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:56 pm

I bled for the longest and the most with 3rd daughter. She was my largest baby at 8lbs 9oz but I am tiny about 5"1' and 100-108 when not pregnant so that was big for me.

Also the bleeding would go red and dark back and fourth. I even passed a few clots after staying in one position for a long time. The doc said it was normal and even though I bled for a long time I didn't have any other issues.
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