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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Still bleeding 9 weeks after the baby is born.

Dr. Amy,

I had my baby almost 9 weeks ago. I know that afterwards my period will last anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks, but it going on nine weeks and i still haven't stopped. Is this normal?

MA

Dear MA,

No, this is not normal. The bleeding should stop by 6 weeks (it usually stops between 3-4 weeks) and women who are not nursing usually get their first period 6-8 weeks after the baby is born. You should talk this over with your doctor. It could be a sign that a small piece of placenta was left behind.

Sincerely,
Amy

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