Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:01 pm
Post subject: Don't know where this question should go....
Ok as most of you know I've had my baby Anyway I was not expecting AF for a few months (as I heard that was normal) so when I went for my 6 week check I got the microgynan pill again and doc said start taking on 1st day of bleed.
A few days later I started spotting so started the packet. I basically had what appeared to be a very light period for about 5 days, I asked the HV if that was ok and she said that the first one is often very light and then the next one very heavy.
So after about 5 days, it stopped and I had 2 or 3 clear days and then AF seemed to start again VERY VERY heavy and on the 2nd or 3rd day I had a huge clot come away, still 2 weeks later its still really heavy (no more clots).
Is this normal? I'll soon be at the end of the 1st packet, how did AF fo for you ladies?
Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:49 pm
I remember that my first 2 were very heavy. I got up one night and had to throw away my underwear after a couple of hours wear, and i was wearing 2 pads overlapped (as shown at the hospital). This was 5 weeks after I had Evie (I only BF for 10 days so I don't know if this affected it or not). That night was very clotted and lumpy, worse than after giving birth bleed 3 days in.
i read that it was very normal to be very heavy (as I too was worried), but if you were changing pads every hour for at least a day then you may be losing too much.
Hopefully others out there will have a better memory than me so may be more helpful!
Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:57 pm
my first af started on the day of my 6 week check, and was very heavy, painful and knocked me about. I think it lasted about 10 days. i started microgynon that day, and had my next af at the end of the pack and it had gone back to pre pregnancy pill bleed of 3 light days.