Lochia


Photo by: Elliana Allon (Instagram June 2021)

After you give birth your baby is not the only using a nappy, because you will have a vaginal bleeding which is called lochia. This is combination of mucous, tissue and blood that your womb sheds as it replaces its lining after you’ve given birth and it changes throughout the time.


Lochia Rubra – 3-4 days – bright/ dark red


Lochia Serosa – 4 -12 days – pinkish/ brownish


Lochia Alba – 12 days – 6 weeks – Yellow/white discharge

⚠️Your bleeding slows/Stops and then starts again.

⚠️You’re soaking through a pad in 1hour or less

⚠️Your passing clots bigger than 2’’ diameter (babybell size)

⚠️Your bleeding returns to bright red after changing to pink/brown

⚠️You feel faint, dizzy, light-headed weak or have trouble breathing

⚠️Your bleeding smells or is an unusual colour

⚠️You have abdominal pain (more than normal cramping)

⚠️This bleeding is not your period, however you can get pregnant straight away after giving birth.


This bleeding is not your period, however you can get pregnant straight away after giving birth.