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#1 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

Mine is just drying up at day 10. How about yours?

#2 Le-a

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Mine went for ages... and ages... and ages...

About six weeks. Then a week off, and my period came back!

Greattttttttt...

Nice brag post, OP wink.gif (jokes! I'm totes jealous)

#3 tle

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

My last one lasted 5 months which is still normal according to my ob.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

Mine lasted about 12 weeks. I then got my period at about 18 weeks post partum.

#5 -Moxie-

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

Dont be surprised if it picks up again OP. Has a habit of doing that. My last was about 4 weeks, but the last week and a half was only sporadic.

#6 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 22/10/2012, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine went for ages... and ages... and ages...

About six weeks. Then a week off, and my period came back!

Greattttttttt...

Nice brag post, OP wink.gif (jokes! I'm totes jealous)


Not bragging  unsure.gif I rather have it longer. My period had always been short 1.5 days which I find weird, so I guess my lochia is quite short comparing with some of you.

#7 Guest_Lilybird_*

Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:36 PM

QUOTE
Not bragging unsure.gif I rather have it longer. My period had always been short 1.5 days which I find weird, so I guess my lochia is quite short comparing with some of you.


I was the same. My periods are normally 3 days max, and with dd post partum I bled for about 10 days. In fact a lot of it went away by day three ... which actually was really annoying because all the midwives were convinced I had a massive blood clot or something! I think it's just very different from person to person, but It does seem if you have light, short periods generally, then lochia is less than average?

#8 CallMeFeral

Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 22/10/2012, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine went for ages... and ages... and ages...

About six weeks. Then a week off, and my period came back!

Greattttttttt...


I had this too! SUCKS.

Was pregnant after the next period though, that fixed it... Tounge1.gif  cry1.gif

#9 Le-a

Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (CallMeAliG @ 23/10/2012, 12:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had this too! SUCKS.

Was pregnant after the next period though, that fixed it... Tounge1.gif  cry1.gif


Yikes! I went for my six-week post-birth check up my Dr asked if there was a possibility I could be pregnant/if I needed a script for the pill, and when I looked at him with a crazy sleep deprived I'm-never-having-sex-again-after-I-squeezed-a-human-out-of-my-hoo-ha look, he quickly explained that he had had patients who came to this check up and turned out to be pregnant. Amazing. I take my hat off (and my undies firmly on!) to these women. Anyone who can palate the thought of sexy time at this stage is a bloody legend in my book. It took me a long time to get back on that stallion, let me tell you.

OP, just to reiterate, I was joking about you making a brag post.

#10 WYSIWYG

Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:10 AM

5 weeks with DD1, then stopped for a few days and then AF arrived laugh.gif
I don't remember how long it lasted with DD2, too busy running around with newborn, toddler and moving house add in family dramas.

#11 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:22 AM

QUOTE (Lilybird @ 23/10/2012, 12:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was the same. My periods are normally 3 days max, and with dd post partum I bled for about 10 days. In fact a lot of it went away by day three ... which actually was really annoying because all the midwives were convinced I had a massive blood clot or something! I think it's just very different from person to person, but It does seem if you have light, short periods generally, then lochia is less than average?



Yeah, that's why I was curious to know about others. Mine was quite heavy and then average throughout...does looks like its drying up already though. I have such short periods so I love having my periods. I know everyone must think I am mad. Tounge1.gif

#12 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 23/10/2012, 01:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yikes! I went for my six-week post-birth check up my Dr asked if there was a possibility I could be pregnant/if I needed a script for the pill, and when I looked at him with a crazy sleep deprived I'm-never-having-sex-again-after-I-squeezed-a-human-out-of-my-hoo-ha look, he quickly explained that he had had patients who came to this check up and turned out to be pregnant. Amazing. I take my hat off (and my undies firmly on!) to these women. Anyone who can palate the thought of sexy time at this stage is a bloody legend in my book. It took me a long time to get back on that stallion, let me tell you.

OP, just to reiterate, I was joking about you making a brag post.



Hahahaha...funny...

I know you we're joking...I just wanted to explain why I said and asked my question. wink.gif

#13 indigo~

Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

6+ weeks and still going, and adding that to around 6 weeks of bleeding with placenta praevia prior to delivery, I'm completely over it. Bit depressing to hear it can last months...

#14 Toothfairy01

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:18 AM

Still going at 3 weeks, seemed to slow down to a creamy/brown (sorry TMI), but then picked up again (much to my disappointment). Seems to be like a like period now. Don't know about you girls, but I'm really sick of having to wear a pad, I don't normally use them for AF and I find them really gross, I feel like my skin needs a break!






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