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Is it normal to be bleeding like this three weeks after birth?

Hi Alex
I gave birth three weeks ago today and i lost alot of blood during delivery and during my stay at the hospital. The nurses had to change my bed sheets everyday due to leaking through. My Ob was worried i might have gotten an infection so i was on antibiotics. The day after delivery i passed a blood clot the size of my hand, the nurse examined it and thankfully it wasnt placenta. My bleeding seemed normal at first, bright red to brown, pink to yellowish white but now im getting more brown and bright red bleeding. It isnt thick or soaking through overnight pads but i was just wondering if its normal to be bleeding like this??
Thanks
Helen

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Helen, It is common to get a bleed around 3 weeks as the scar heals and the scab lifts off the wound. If the bleeding settles and is not smelly then everything is fine. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 May 2009