How long...

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Registered: 01-17-2013
How long...
Thu, 08-01-2013 - 12:52pm

... did you bleed after delivery?  It has only been a week, and I expect it will be longer, but I'm just curious as to what I can expect.  What was your experience?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sun, 08-04-2013 - 2:17pm

Here's from doing some surfing: If everything proceeds normally, you'll have a bit less discharge each day, and by two to four days after you've given birth, the lochia will be more watery and pinkish in color. By about ten days after the birth, you should have only a small amount of white or yellow-white discharge, mostly made up of white blood cells and cells from the lining of the uterus.

The lochia will taper off before it stops, a process that generally takes another two to four weeks, though a small number of women continue to have scant lochia or intermittent spotting for a few more weeks.

Personally, mine was about four days and by day 7 it was gone.