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July 1st, 2011, 07:42 PM
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I still have to buy some pads for after the birth, but I can't remember how long I bled for and how heavy the bleeding was I want to think I only had heavy bleeding for a few days after having Anna, then it slowed down quite a bit.

Any BTDT moms remember how much they bled after the birth? How many pads are you planning to buy in each type (for heavy flow, regular, etc)?
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July 1st, 2011, 08:12 PM
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I bought huge fat ones last time and they were so annoying! I remember needing heavier pads for only a few days and then wishing I just had thinner liners instead. This time I'm going to have a very small amount of large ones on hand and plenty of thin liners. I like to change them really often anyways because they were always bunching up and uncomfortable last time.
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July 1st, 2011, 08:14 PM
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I bought huge fat ones last time and they were so annoying! I remember needing heavier pads for only a few days and then wishing I just had thinner liners instead. This time I'm going to have a very small amount of large ones on hand and plenty of thin liners. I like to change them really often anyways because they were always bunching up and uncomfortable last time.


I bled for a few days, I made sure I had several heavy pads and then regular ones....that's what I did too.
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July 1st, 2011, 08:27 PM
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With Xavier I bled for four weeks exactly. I hated it! It was a pretty decent flow for the first week, then it was medium to light the last three weeks. I wore my regular overnight pads that I wear any other month.
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July 1st, 2011, 08:46 PM
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That's why I go with Always Infinity. Even the heavy overnight ones are super super thin, so I just get those so when it peters out I don't have to change what kind of pad I'm using.

My problem what that I bled really heavy for the first 4-5 days, maybe a week, then a week of light stuff then a week-10 day of absolutely nothing except when I thought I was done and switched to a pantiliner I'd stand up and get a HUGE gush that was go everywhere. So 3-4 weeks for me.
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July 1st, 2011, 09:01 PM
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I don't remember either...how is it that we forget?? I guess because if we'd remember then we'd never have more children. I think I"ll get a small pack of the super heavy pads and a pack of normal sized pads. I never wear pads when I have my period, so I hate them with a passion. Sigh.
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July 1st, 2011, 09:10 PM
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I went with ultrathin overnight things last time, and they were great. I hate clunky pads! Feels like wearing a diaper!

Although the nurse had me on a diaper icepack for 24 hours, so I kinda did the diaper thing. Man those ice diap's were fantastic!
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July 2nd, 2011, 02:37 AM
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Im glad you posted this, I was wondering the same thing! I just cant remember how long it lasted!
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July 2nd, 2011, 03:36 AM
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It was 3 weeks if I remember right. 1st week was REALLY heavy (huge mess!), then 2nd week was regular period-like heavy, and the last week went from medium flow to spotting then nothing.

Bought 1 pack of the Always Overnight pads and then I will take whatever is in the hospital. Figure I can always go out and get more if needed.
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July 2nd, 2011, 05:42 AM
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I remember bleeding heavier with my first DD, but it seems like the second time around it wasn't quite as bad. I was thinking the same thing, a small package of thin overnight pads, then just regular pads and pantyliners after that. I guess I can always send DH to the store to get more if I need them!
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July 2nd, 2011, 05:45 AM
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I don't remember either...how is it that we forget?? I guess because if we'd remember then we'd never have more children. I think I"ll get a small pack of the super heavy pads and a pack of normal sized pads. I never wear pads when I have my period, so I hate them with a passion. Sigh.
Exactly! I can't remember how long I bled with DD, but I'm almost certain it wasn't 4 weeks like it was this time. It seemed like I bled forever. And yall wouldn't believe that two weeks after it stopped, I got AF! I figured since I bled so long that when I did get AF it would take a few months and more than likely be super light. Not the case. This AF is so HORRIBLE that I have to wear two overnight pads, taking up to 3 showers a day, and have to change the pads every hour. Luckily it's almost gone now. Can't take 3 showers with a newborn in the house.
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July 2nd, 2011, 06:11 AM
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I bought one small package of the always infinity regular flow. that will be more then plenty
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July 2nd, 2011, 06:58 AM
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ugh i keep forgetting i need to buy these. Ick, I normally use tampons for AF and I can't stand wearing a pad. I think they should bend the rules for a c-section...lol. And now that I think about it, I really dont remember how long I bled after my son..I have no clue! Guess I was too busy adjusting to newborn life to even care
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July 2nd, 2011, 07:49 AM
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I am dreading this more than the birth.
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:03 AM
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I bled the most the first two days, and then it was like a regular period for the next 3-4 weeks. I remember ex and I started having sex 4 weeks after DD was born.
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July 2nd, 2011, 09:16 AM
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I can't remember specifics, but I do know that I bled A LOT. I went on vacation to FL when the twins were about 5 weeks old and I think I had JUST finished bleeding right before then. And I bled heavy, nasty chunks in the beginning (sorry - TMI) to the point where I called my OB all freaked out because I sat down to pee one time and passed a chunk so large that it felt like one of my internal organs fell out of my vagina. Everything was fine with me health-wise - I think I just bled a lot because I had twins plus I had so many hemorrhaging/bleeding issues during delivery.

I'm hoping I'll have a better time of it this go around and not bleed so heavily. I'm already stuck wearing pads everyday right now because my discharge has gotten so heavy that I soak right through regular pantyliners , so I'll just use the pads that are already here in the house and then buy what I need as I go along, I guess. I don't want to stock up on a bunch of certain types ahead of time since I otherwise never, ever wear pads and would have no use for them once the bleeding has slowed/stopped.
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July 4th, 2011, 07:08 PM
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I bled more with DS than with DD. DD was maybe 2+ weeks. I think I bled about 4-5 weeks with DS, and the first 5-7 days were heavy and I did pass some good sized chunks. I even called the nurse when I passed a clot at the hospital (about a day after giving birth). I freaked because it was fairly large.

This is definitely the part of having a baby I hate the most.
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July 4th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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Well, I had sex after James on day 10 and after Daniel on day 11, so I'm sure I was done prior to that.
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July 5th, 2011, 01:46 AM
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i went with just my typical pads, i am an always with wings kind of girl. that being said, i dont think i bled overly much. for the first two days it was heavier - nothing crazy tho and it stopped pretty quickly for me. i think it was about 10 days start to finish.

i also had a VERY diligent nurse who did a lot of stomach pushing on me post birth. i hated it at the time, but i think it helped make the bleed time shorter in the long run!
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July 5th, 2011, 02:48 AM
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My hospital recommends bringing 24 "super" or heavy flow pads. I don't think they give you any.

Here's the link to their hospital discharge class. There was helpful information about clots/fibroids and other post-partum issues. Your hospital might have different policies, but some might find it helpful to watch anyway!
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