Bleeding after the birth

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ginger1985
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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:18 pm 
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i dont know if i should be worried about this or not, but i had my 1st baby 11 days ago and my bleeding was starting to reduce in volume and turn darker in colour. however today the flow has gotten heavier again and is bright red in colour! is it normal for the lochia to change flow and colour like this??? i was told it would lessen and get lighter day by day!
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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:59 pm 
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Hi Ginger, i had my baby 14 days ago, and am still bleeding! Some days its hardly anything, just a very pale red, and some days there is loads of blood like a heavy period! I keep thinking "its stopping" and then it starts again!! I think its normal, but mention it to your midwife if you're worried. I tell my midwife EVERYTHING! I think she gets sick of me waffling on, but it did turn out that i had an infection so it is good to tell them things.

What did you have? How are you finding it? is your little one sleeping?
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