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#1 Twins08

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:24 PM


Hi ladies, I'm due any day now and have lots of questins running through my mind.

My question is, did you bleed a lot more postpartum with twins than with a singleton pregnancy? I've heard it is much heavier bleeding after twins. Ughh! It seems as though each time I have a baby, the postpartum bleeding is heavier and worse! I can't imagine what it will be like with twins!!!


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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:28 PM

Yes, I did and I bled for alot longer on and off too. Congrats you are almost there!!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:54 PM

My doctor said you have less pp bleeding with a c-section.
I bled for a few days after and then it was merely spotting. By 3 weeks pp I was pantiliner free!!!
(I had an emergency c-section)
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:12 PM

I too had way less bleeding with the twins but it was a csection where my first was vaginal and I bled a long time.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

I had a c-section and had spotty bleeding up until 6 weeks post partum.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:36 PM

I was noticing that I was bleeding more (esp. if I got up and moved around), and then one morning almost two weeks out from L&D (I delivered vaginally), I basically started REALLY bleeding alot more than what I had ever thought was normal. I ended up back in the hospital within two hours with "retained product" (part of placenta left in there). Had to have a D&C to take care of it.

After the D&C, bleeding was noticeably less and stopped altogether about 6 days after the procedure.

I guess I'm sharing this because anyone having too much bleeding or any clotting/bright red stuff should definitely get on the phone with the doc just to make sure it's normal. I lost a lot of blood and almost had to have another transfusion.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:16 PM

I don't have a first pregnancy to compare but they had to give me a second bag of pitocin and then it was 12 hours later before I was able to get in a wheelchair to see them in special care. I was soooo dizzy getting into the wheelchair and we had to try it several times because it just poured out. I used pads for a full 6 weeks after if not longer. I never had major clots though. I also had a c/section.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:19 PM

I bled for almost 8 weeks after my twins and a c-section.
I bled for about 4 weeks after my singleton and a vaginal birth.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:52 PM

I actually bled less, mostly because my activity level wasn't as high as after my single babies. I was mostly sitting, feeding babies! Good luck with your delivery!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:11 PM

I have only had twins- but after an emergency C, I bled for 12 weeks (I kid you not)- heavy for the first 7 of them. UGH! I talked to my OB and she said that was the far end of normal and if it did not stop by 16 they would look into it.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:20 PM

I had much less bleeding with my twins, but I also had a c-section with the twins. With my son I had a vaginal birth and bled until he was 10 it seemed.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:19 PM

Thanks ladies, I'm hoping it won't be too bad...it just seems like the more babies I've had, the heavier the bleeding after. Sucks! LOL!
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:25 AM

I'd like to second the previous post about retained product. I had really bad bleeding at 4 weeks, ended up in the ER. I was given meds and the doctor told me it was probably my period (HA). At 6 weeks, they had to do a D&C and two days later I ended up in the ER again and delivered the rest of the placenta that they missed at the D&C.

My point is not to scare you but to make sure you realize that feeling really bad 6 weeks post delivery isn't normal and you shouldn't still be on pain meds and bleeding heavily. If you are...please get medical attention and demand an ultrasound. I wish I had known then what I know now!
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:25 AM

I had my girls 11 weeks ago and I bled heavy for 8 weeks and now i have on and off spotting and the doc said it was normal!! I had a c-section and this was my first pregnancy!!!! I was so excited not to have my period for 9 months but i guess i am making up for it now! hahah
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