Useful information on how long bleeding will continue after the birth of your baby.
Bleeding after the birth of your baby may continue for between six weeks and three months. Though it is more common for bleeding to stop around six weeks it is still normal to continue bleeding if:
- the uterus has returned to normal size,
- you are not running a temperature,
- you are not passing clots or tissue or feeling exceptionally fatigued,
and there is no foul odour associated with the bleeding, then all is probably fine.
If you had a caesarean birth it will take longer for the uterus to return to normal size and the bleeding will last a bit longer.