Quoting *OctoberMommie*:" I just went major pad shopping yesterday.. Some woman was telling me that I should look into womens ... [snip!] ... that far.. Just got a couple different kinds and sizes incase it was different.. But how long does the PP period last? Months?"
Mine lasted 6 weeks but it was only really really heavy for the first couple, after that it was like a normal period and slowly got lighter until it stopped. I did bleed really heavily though, I had the kinda pads on that make you feel like you had a rolled up towel in between your legs, but they served their purpose at the time lol
It usually last upto 6 weeks but can vary in women.
Get some really big comfy pants too, like the sort of ones your granny wears. My underwear draw was mostly little shorts and thongs.... I was so thankful that I went out and bought big pants, you need comfort and something to hold the pad in place!!
Take a few changes of underwear and clothes just in case you bleed through, I did and it wasn't pretty, it might not happen but it's better to be safe than sorry!