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I am 3 weeks postpartum today. I didn't have a ton of bleeding after my c/s and haven't worn any pantiliners or anything for a week or more now. It was peachy! At my 2 week PP appt with my OB, she said to not be surprised if all of a sudden I start bleeding again- it was normal and part of the process. Ok, mental note made.
Well, yesterday I both went on a long walk (not strenuous, but def long) with the fam AND started taking the mini-pill. Lo and behold, last night as I'm attempting to get Ingrid down for bed, I feel a blurp of something and discover it's a big sudden bleed. Um, ok? I put on a pad and hope for the best.
What the hell?! It's still going today! It isn't tons and tons, but it sure as heck isn't nothing. I swear to all things holy that if my period is back at 3 weeks while I'm exclusively nursing, I'm going to be PISSED. I know it's possible, but dang, that would super suck. This better be a side effect from one or both of the changes yesterday. It's bad enough I hear the pill can reduce my milk so now I need to so some stimulation pumping to ensure I keep making enough milk, but if it is causing me to bleed, grrrrr. (I guess temp bleeding due to the pill is better than an actual period, but I'm still pissy about it all. I don't even know if I can use tampons yet, so this gross, dank diaper feeling in my undies is not cool.)
My guess would be that it's still leftover postpartum bleeding. I was done for a few days, then a day of bleeding, then nothing for a few more days, then another day of bleeding. If I remember right, the on and off bleeding lasted a month or so last time.
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My vote is that it is because of the walk. I remember from my c section last time they told me that one way to tell if I was over doing it was if my bleeding increased. Hopefully it isn't your period already!
In from the November DDC,
I have 4 kids, all csection and it could certainly be just normal post partum bleeding,
I remember thinking I was done and it starting back up. But I also took the mini pill one time, and if you do not take it at the exact time every day, it can cause you to break through bleed. Doesn't sound like the case with you though,
Since it had only been 12 hours.
It seems to have abated today- thank god. I think I'm going to hold off on taking any more of the pills though- just in case. I'm not up for dealing with THAT BS, nor do I want to affect my supply, even though it is progesterone only.
I took the mini-pill last time, and I definitely felt like it affected my supply. So, I'm not going that route this time.
Sure hope for you it wasn't your period. I nursed my oldest exclusively until she was over a year, and I had my normal period every month. Suckety sucky!!!! Anyhow, that didn't happen with my other 3 girls, thank heavens!
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