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What Is Postpartum Bleeding?

Every woman who gave birth will go through postpartum bleeding.

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After your baby is born it may seem that all the symptoms you have been contending for the past nine months will evaporate instantly and you will suddenly be in tip-top shape.

But still there is what you called a healing period.

For about 6 weeks or more, you will be go through confinement.

Rest assured as the symptoms is normal and temporary.

Whether you had a vaginal delivery or cesarean section, you will experience vaginal bleeding and discharge after birth.

Vaginal postpartum bleeding or lochia is the heavy flow of discharge, which consists of blood, tissues, and mucus, that starts after delivery.

The discharge is similar to your usual monthly period only heavier as your uterus may had expanded up to 500% of its original size.

The bleeding is the heaviest about three days after you give birth but if the bleeding continues, you may need to call your doctor. 

Heavy bleeding can last up to 10 days after giving birth.

Meanwhile, light bleeding and spotting after pregnancy can continue up to four to six weeks after delivery

Light bleeding and spotting after pregnancy can continue for up to four to six weeks after delivery, though it varies from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy.

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