Bleeding after vaginal delivery
After delivery, it is normal to have bleeding and vaginal discharge. This is called lochia.
During the first three to four days after delivery, lochia will be more abundant than menstrual discharge, and then the amount will decrease.
In addition, the color will gradually change. For three to four days after giving birth, it will be bright red. At this time, there might be brown clots, too.
Between the fifth and tenth day, lochia should change to pinkish-brown or brown.
After this, the discharge will then become white or yellowish, be free of blood clots, and have a sharp odor. Discharge is an important indicator of health, so make sure to keep track of it.
If you notice any abnormalities, consult a health care provider.