Posted by: New Mom | 2009/03/02

Bleeding after birth

Please can you advise me as to why I am bleeding very lightly after having a baby. I had an emergency c section a few days ago but I hardly bled and I am only spotting like a very light period. The blood is also more pink than bright red. Is this normal? I was told I was going to go through packets of huge pads as you bleed alot after a baby and will even pass clots and thick blood. I am now confused as I have enough maternity pads to stock a maternity ward!
What has happened to my " after birth" ?

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Your afterbirth was removed at the time of surgery. The bleeding after dfelivery is from the womb lining and this varies form person to person. It is quite normal.

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Posted by: Kate | 2009/03/02

I didn' t bleed much either. Like a very light period for about 2 weeks. The sisters changed the pads in hospital and I always assumed those were bloody and I just wasn' t aware. But once I was home I actually used normal pads.

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