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Bleeding After Giving Birth

How much bleeding should there be after giving birth? I had a c-section monday the 13th of march. While in the hospital I bled a good amount and thursday the 16th when I came home it had slowed down quite a bit. I don't have a lot of clots either and when I do they are small. Is this normal? I'm by no means complaining tho! Lol I just thought there would be more bleeding.
Also how long after having a c-section are you sore? Thanks for any info.
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replied March 19th, 2006
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Well I had my son naturally im not so sure with c-section..But I bleed the whole 6 weeks.It was very very heavy ...The first week..And then it would go back and forth between medium and light...But it totally sucks I know ..And mine seemed like forever ..But I got used to it...Im thinking about going back to the doctor about my regular periods now..Because ever since I had my son...July of 05....I have this weird smell after my period...It bugs me so bad...But anyways hope I answered your questions...Lol
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replied March 19th, 2006
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I had a c-section and I bleed all the way til like 2 days before my 6 week check up. For me the pain was mostly gone after the first week still a bit sore at my 2 week check but it was ok. But if I leaned against a counter or something it kinda hurt for a lil over a month. Are you on percacet?
Also I dunno if they told u (my doc didnt tell me) but at your two week appt all they do is remove the little tape peices (didnt hurt except the ones in the middle stung a little) and just see if you feel ok then you are cleared to drive again.
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replied March 19th, 2006
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Thanks for the info ladies!
I didn't know they only took those little tape things off. Ouch. I guess i'll live right through it. I'll be glad to be able to drive again. 2 weeks doesn't seem like a long time, but is to me when I can't drive!
But we just sold our truck, it's not exactly a family car. Now we get to go car shopping for me (since the truck was what I drove, i'm gonna miss my little red dodge dakota) it was so handy when I was pregnant because it was just the right height to get my big belly in and out w/o too much of a struggle.
....Anyways, did you bleed a lot when you got back from the hospital, or not really?
Now tonight my milk has started coming in. I thought something was goin' on because I woke up with giant boobs this morning. My hubby thought he was gonna give them a squeeze. I said I don't think so buddy, you do that and they will never dry up! Lol
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replied March 20th, 2006
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Ugh this is the one thing i'm really not looking forward to after having this baby. Bleeding for 6 days is too much never mind 6 weeks.
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replied March 20th, 2006
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With my c-section I bled for about 4 weeks and I had a lot of clots and bleeding during those 4 weeks. After those few weeks I started to just have some real bad brownish discharge. I just can't wait to have my baby, I think that I can handle the bleeding.....I never bleed for more than 4 days anyway...However the discharge I am having now is a pain. I will be happy to go back to 4 days a month.

The pain of having a c-section is pretty bad because they want you up and walking around a few hours after having it done. (to prepaire you for going home I guess) and that is pretty painful. But like for me at least I dont' have to wait until I go into labor. I get to scedual mine and have her 2 weeks early.
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