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Bleeding after giving birth

Useful information on how long bleeding will continue after the birth of your baby.
Bleeding after the birth of your baby may continue for between six weeks and three months. Though it is more common for bleeding to stop around six weeks it is still normal to continue bleeding if:
  • the uterus has returned to normal size,
  • you are not running a temperature,


  • you are not passing clots or tissue or feeling exceptionally fatigued, and there is no foul odour associated with the bleeding, then all is probably fine.
If you had a caesarean birth it will take longer for the uterus to return to normal size and the bleeding will last a bit longer.

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mom101 I have the same problem. I gave birth in November 2009 via c-section and am still spotting nearly everyday. I had the depo shot too and thought it was from that. Have seen doctors and specalists and no one is helping. It is good to know someone else is going through the same thing.. so sick of it! Has any one else been through this and know whats going on..?
by erinj3 11th Aug 2011, 2:29pm
my partner gave birth a year an 2 months ago an yet everyday since she gave birth she's spotting. some days a lil more then spotting... we thought it was from the depo shot they gave, thought maybe it messed up her hormones but its been well over a month since she stopped her birth control... does anyone know what this could be from? or know what may be going on? the doctors are no help...
by mom101 28th Jan 2011, 4:50pm
Dear All,

My wife gave birth about three months ago although she went through labour by been induced before giving birth however l have noticed that she bleeds and sometimes have slight pus come out of her vagina please is it normal or there seems to be a problem?
by dullah 16th Nov 2010, 4:38pm
It's been 10 days my wife gave birth to a beautiful babygirl. Everything went OK till the 6th day when she started having temperature. She had an ultra sound scan and the doctor said the blood clots remained in the uterus. The thing is she's had lower than normal amount of bleeding since the birth, which probably reveals insufficient uterus contraction. But she's always had very normal and on time menstrual cycles before being pregnant. Doctors say the blood needs assistance to be discharged which means a very painful process. You gor any idea?
by azerbaycanli113 21st May 2010, 4:10pm
hi there, i am three months after having baby by c-section. had bleed for month after birth and then stop. has two periods since. just over my period four days and started bleeding very lightly for one day then stopped for two days and started up again today. is this in between bleeding normal? have slight pain in my pelvic area also. can somebody please advise?
by majella 14th May 2010, 3:59pm
i gave birth just over 3 months ago and had my first period which last ed a month, this was straight after the birth, since then ive not had another period.. is this normal?
by kikikiki 14th May 2010, 3:25pm
I gave birth about 5 and half months ago. I had caesarean section. the baby weighed 4.17kg. I have still not had my menses but I have laid eggs about three weeks ago and still no blood flow seen.
by nii18 7th Dec 2009, 4:10pm
I gave birth 2 and a half years ago and I experience the worst abdominal pains accompanied by heavy bleeding since the birth of my son. Is there something wrong? He was 4.2 at birth. I think my internal organs are not yet placed correctly or something was ruptured during the birth
by zila 13th Mar 2009, 9:17am
Has anyone else experienced bleeding after six weeks postnatal? I seem to have a period that works on a weekly cycle rather than a monthly one!! Bleeding started again after slowing to almost nothing at about 4 weeks. To 850219, I think you'll be fine! All the info I have come across suggests that the vagina is a resilient little body part, and it will spring back into shape; any difference won't be noticeable, no matter how big your bsby was.
by tineszoo 5th Jan 2009, 9:14am
i gave a normal birth to a 4,3kg baby girl, im streesed if having sex will be same coz the baby was too big i think maybe im too lose.
by 850219 4th Aug 2008, 9:03am

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