Yep brown blood is old blood. The stringy nasty stuff is just clots and other icky stuff. Sometimes it takes a while for our bodies to get back to normal. The 'average' length of pp bleeding is 4 to 6 weeks. Sometimes longer. I've bled after delivery as short at 3 weeks and as long as 9 weeks. If you're about 8 weeks pp and still having irregular bleeding, I'd let your OB know and they might do an U/S to make sure you don't have anything left over in there.
Are you breastfeeding? That can also cause irregular bleeding.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" If you have to ask "is this normal?" this is ALWAYS something you should be discussing with your dr not ... [snip!] ... that being said, it sounds like my PP bleeding, but I'm not going to tell you its"normal" that's for your dr. to decide. "</blockquote>
I'm asking because women have bad babies and could have experienced the same thing as me
<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" Yep brown blood is old blood. The stringy nasty stuff is just clots and other icky stuff. Sometimes it ... [snip!] ... U/S to make sure you don't have anything left over in there. Are you breastfeeding? That can also cause irregular bleeding. "</blockquote>
I just had my PP visit today and have been having the same kind of bleeding...sometimes it tapers off to almost nothing and then picks back up again. The midwife said this can be from breastfeeding, and that she's not concerned if I'm not passing large clots or anything. After my exam she said that my uterus is still a little larger than it should be though, so I'm going for an U/S Thursday just to be on the safe side. She wants to check for any retained placenta or fibroids.