After your baby is born, your body gets rid of the blood and tissue that was inside your uterus.
This is called vaginal discharge or lochia.
For the first few days, it’s heavy, bright red and may contain blood clots.
- 1 What kind of discharge is normal after birth?
- 2 How long does discharge last after childbirth?
- 3 Is it normal to have yellow discharge after pregnancy?
- 4 How do you know if you have an infection after birth?
- 5 Does Lochia smell bad?
- 6 Does giving birth make you loose?
- 7 How can I satisfy my husband after having a baby?
- 8 When can I take newborn out?
- 9 Can you get pregnant 2 weeks after giving birth?
- 10 Does Lochia Alba have a smell?
- 11 Can you get pregnant during Lochia?
- 12 How long will Lochia last?
- 13 Why does my period smell like Lochia?
What kind of discharge is normal after birth?
Lochia (vaginal discharge)
Lochia for the first 3 days after delivery is dark red in color. A few small blood clots, no larger than a plum, are normal. For the fourth through tenth day after delivery, the lochia will be more watery and pinkish to brownish in color.
How long does discharge last after childbirth?
Lochia serosa typically winds down after about two weeks, although for some women it can last from four to even six weeks postpartum. You might notice that the flow will be heavier when you’ve been physically active.
Is it normal to have yellow discharge after pregnancy?
Normally, vaginal discharge during pregnancy — also called leukorrhea — is thin, white, and mild-smelling. One of the most common infections during pregnancy is a yeast infection. Yellow discharge should definitely be checked out, especially if it is accompanied by itching, swelling, or pain in or around the vagina.
How do you know if you have an infection after birth?
The most common signs or postpartum infection symptom or signs observable when there are postpartum infections are: Too much bleeding or hemorrhage discharge from the vagina. Foul smell coming out from the vagina. Little or no bleeding after delivery is a potential problem as well.
Does Lochia smell bad?
The lochia is sterile for the first 2-3 days but then becomes colonised by bacteria giving off a typical lochial smell which is normal and should not be confused with the bad odor from lochia in postpartum infection.
Does giving birth make you loose?
The vagina naturally changes after giving birth, and might feel wider, dry or sore for some time. Find out what to expect and the ways you can help speed up recovery. After having a baby, it’s not unusual for women to feel their vagina is more loose or dry than usual, and have perineal pain or pain during sex.
How can I satisfy my husband after having a baby?
Below are five simple steps you and your spouse can take to keep the romance alive, after you have a child.
- 1. Make a date, and stick to it.
- Take a romantic stroll during your child’s nap.
- Show your affection, “just because.”
- Give your partner the day off.
- Take five minutes to connect each day.
When can I take newborn out?
But it’s best to avoid large, crowded, enclosed places with poor ventilation (like the mall) until your baby is 6 to 8 weeks, which limits her exposure to airborne germs that could be dangerous for her immature immune system.
Can you get pregnant 2 weeks after giving birth?
Women who are breastfeeding are very unlikely to conceive, and most women who aren’t breastfeeding won’t start ovulating again until 6 weeks after giving birth. Still, it’s possible in less time, say the authors. However, in two studies women started ovulating as early as 25 and 27 days after giving birth.
Does Lochia Alba have a smell?
The final discharge is known as lochia alba, yellowish-white lochia, in which there is little blood. Lochia with offensive odour may indicate infection. It is possible for red lochial discharge to still be present at 6–8 weeks. It is more common also after instrumental delivery.
Can you get pregnant during Lochia?
No, it’s not true. It is possible to get pregnant before your periods resume after giving birth. You’ll ovulate about two weeks before you have a period. This means you’ll have been fertile again during that time but you won’t necessarily know it.
How long will Lochia last?
Vaginal postpartum bleeding, or lochia, is the heavy flow of blood and mucus that starts after delivery and continues for up to 10 days. 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).
Why does my period smell like Lochia?
Some women report that their period “smells like death,” though this isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. The strong smell is likely due to the blood and tissues exiting the vagina along with bacteria. It’s normal for the vagina to have bacteria, though the amount can fluctuate.
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