Bloodclots after birth – is this normal? Nurse Jackies Tip of the week 9-7-20

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blood clots after birth

You just had your baby.  When you go to the bathroom to refresh yourself you see blood clots. Is this normal? Which are the correct answers?

Blood that doesn’t immediately pass through your vagina and out of your body may form clots. Sometimes these clots can be especially large immediately after giving birth. While blood clots are normal after pregnancy, too many blood clots or very large blood clots can be 

cause for concern

  • No, this is not normal and should seek immediate medical care
  • This is normal and you should massage your Fundus and make sure it is firm
  • You show lay down immediately and elevate your legs.
  • The clots should decrease in frequency and size over the next few weeks
  • You may not be resting enough and increasing the tendency to bleed this is why resting the first 4 weeks is so important and especially the first weeks

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