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Sorry for TMI here... i was for sure where to post this... but I don't think you girls mind.
Obviously still bleeding but nothing every super heavy that I worry about leaking with... but yesterday at my grandmas I got on the floor to change Hunter and I could feel a gush like I just had blood come out- a lot of blood. I went to bathroom and yep-- lots-- all over. It was really thick and clot like chuncks on the pad and then just kept running out when I went to bathroom. When I wiped- lots of blood and then another clump like glob. What is going on? Thanks
Hey sweety - that's totally normal. It will happen off and on for a couple more weeks. It's just your body getting rid of all the leftover tissue. I kept thinking "Yippee, I'm done bleeding" and then here we'd go again. If you are doing a lot of bending and stretching and lifting, it's likely to cause it, and in my case (TMI Warning!! ) a bowel movement would cause it pretty often.
ITA with the above poster. You are still bleeding a lot, it just doesnt always come out, kwim? Those clots can sometimes block the opening of the cervix and not let much blood out for a few days, then that clot will break up or move and it will all come out... whoosh! It sucks, but just always have a super absorbency pad on so you can prevent accidents. BTW, your son is beautiful!
Heavy bleeding is a sign that youre doing too much & your bodys way of saying SLOW down. If youre up & about stop, slwo down, take a few days to chill on the couch. I know its tough - you wanna be up & about, but really - slow down
Your body will thank you later.
Just keep in mind - where your placenta detached its like having an open wound - if you had an open wound the size of a full blown balloon on the OUTSIDE of you you wouldnt be up & about... so chill out
It could be overdoing it, but it could also be just a normal increase in blood flow. It happens.... I bled heavily for a few days after giving birth, then it slowed up, and I had a few spurts like that in between. I think it was normal.
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