After birth, you lose a lot of blood and discharge
through the vagina. This bloody discharge is called lochia
and you may continue to bleed for 2-6 weeks after
The discharge is bloody red and heavy at first and then
gradually subsides to a brownish discharge.
You must only use sanitary towels (super absorbent ones
initially) to catch the flow. Tampons should never be used
because of the risk of infection.
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