Post Partum bleeding is not abnormal. After giving birth, it is experienced by the mother. I knew that as I already gave birth to 3 boys prior to my delivery last Sunday. I experienced bleeding for a time after giving birth. I bleed 2 to 3 days after giving birth. Onwards, I don't bleed that much, just some few blood drops.
I was alarmed when I gave birth to my fourth baby. I was induced to labor and it was my fourth, making me at high risk to Post Partum Hemorrhaging. I bleed heavily 24 hours after I gave birth. I was at lost first but then I remembered what my Obstetrician told me. I need to put a cold compress to my tummy and need to massage it. I need to have contractions to prevent excessive bleeding.
if I have not been alert, I guess I would have to be treated in the hospital. I bed rest for two whole days and massage my tummy and put cold compress on it. It was hard but after two days, there are no more excessivebleeding and I was relieved.
Now it makes you wonder, what are the sign of excessive bleeding?
As for me, I knew I was bleeding heavily when I discharge blood clots that are bigger than ordinary discharge. According to my Obstetrician, the ordinary size is of grape size and I got an orange sized discharge!