You have activated the high contrast version of the site. For more info on this topic, please visit this page.
I am still bleeding after delivery and I have a stomach pain; is this normal?
Vaginal discharge or "lochia" is normal after childbirth; it gradually becomes less bloody, becoming pink, then yellow and white and ceases between the 2nd and 6th postpartum week.
The pain may be cramps. These are uterine contractions that occur most frequently at the time of feeding (related to the release of the hormone oxytocin, stimulated by the baby's sucking. These contractions are necessary to reduce bleeding after delivery and to allow the uterus to return to its normal size. These cramps diminish and finally disappear after between 3 and 7 days.
How to relieve the cramps?
Consult your physician in the event of: