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I felt a "gush" from my vagina, my pad was full of blood...

Hi Alex
I`ve just had my second baby - 6 days ago. I had a normal vaginal delivery and I have 1 stitch. Things are going quite well. Late yesterday afternoon while breastfeeding my little girl, I felt a "gush" coming from my vagina. On going to the bathroom to check my pad, it was full of blood. I feel fine but it has just happened again and I am not sure whether this is normal or if I should contact my doctor.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Your uterus contracts when you are breast feeding so a gush at feeding is to be expected. If it continues to be very heavy most of the time this is not normal and you will need to have a checkup. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jul 2009