Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:25 pm
Post subject: first period postnatal
i had my first period last week since having my second baby. thing is im not sure wether it was one now - it was so light ( only really there when i wiped sorry tmi!) and only lasted 2-3 days. i know it was my period due to the fact my lochia had stopped for a week, i had cramp,sore boobs,headaches and a swollen gland on my jawline( weird i know but ive always got it and apparently its completely normal!) but why the hell was it so light?! with my first i had my lochia for 7 weeks 4 days no bleeding then got my period for 9 days and it was really heavy up until the last day when it stopped suddenly. granted this time round i lost a lot of blood during my section so they gave me a good "cleaning" before stitching me back up, my blood count was very low after and i was on 3 200mg iron tablets everyday for 2 weeks after and my lochia was basically a light period for 4 days then spotting for 3 and abit weeks. i always thought the first period was ment to be horrid!is it just taking longer for my body to get back to normal?
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:25 pm
i cant help alot, but i remember with my son i bled for 6 weeks after and it was relle heavy, loosing clots etc, i had a period a week after and it was also heavier than normal. this time around, i only beld for 2 weeks, it was quite light and im still awaiting first period...both were vaginal births, although i had assisted with the first so maybe that made a difference, but im assuming that like every pregnancy and labour is different, recovery and adjustment times after are also probably differnt!! sorry i cant help anymore! XXXX