It doesn’t matter what type of delivery you have, be it vagina delivery or cesarean section, you’ll have vaginal bleeding and discharge after delivery. This is because the uterus needs to shed away the extra blood and tissue that helps the baby grow while in the womb.
The bleeding will be heavy in the first few days after your baby is born and gradually reduces, but if the heavy flow continues, see your doctor.
Heavy bleeding after delivery is called POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE, it’s most likely to happen the first 24hours after delivery but can happen anytime within the first 12 weeks after delivery.
Postpartum hemorrhage can lead to a big drop in your blood pressure and once the BP is low, there’s is cause for alarm as it could lead to shock which can lead to death which is why it’s important to seek medical help right away.
CAUSES OF POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE
There are several reasons for postpartum hemorrhage, sometimes the doctor might need to perform surgery to stop the bleeding and other times he might have to prescribe you a medicine and keep you under supervision.
Most common causes of postpartum hemorrhage are:
The cause of bleeding with help the doctor to decides what best to do to stop the bleeding.
Though there will always be changes after delivery, but it’s best to talk to your doctor if you notice anything unusual.
Have a safe delivery Mamas, Cheers!!!!
SHARING IS CARING!!!