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1st PP Period/Birth Control

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August 20th, 2012, 02:10 PM
PaxtonsMom's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Curious, curious.

I had a c section - bled for two solid weeks, then spotted for another two. Three weeks go by of NOTHING - two of which were loaded with EWCM (I definitely ovulated - is it possible to ovulate back to back?)

On Monday, 8.6, I started my period - had felt crampy - definitely my period...so I start my BC, light period for two-three days then nothing! Awesome! I have always had light periods...well on Friday it comes back and it's heavy. And continues to this day! Heavy for me...like one big pad a day or 4-5 liners per day...

Do you think I started my BC too early and that Friday was really my period? I'm just pissed I'm going into my third week of bleeding! No big clots, not soaking through pads by any means so just wondering if a longer period like this is normal for your first PP period.


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August 20th, 2012, 04:53 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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The tail end of lochia (the bleeding from birth) can be very mucusy. It goes from bleeding, to spotting, to mucusy discharge as everything heals. It is not possible to ovulate more than once per cycle. If more than one egg is released, the second is released within 24 hours of the other. It is possible for your body to gear up for ovulation and fail though, especially post partum when your fertility is working hard to return. How did you confirm ovulation?

It's very normal for your first post partum period to be very heavy and longer than usual. I doubt it has anything to do with the BC, as it wasn't in your system long enough to have much effect. They get more normal with time, and the BC will also work to keep your lining thin to prevent pregnancy from continuing if you happen to conceive. Takes a bit of time for the BC to do that though, so the next period might still be on the heavier side too.
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