When to call the doctor – First six weeks after birth

You are bound to feel somewhat under the weather in the days following the birth of your baby. Your body has been through a lot and has healing to do. However the following symptoms are NOT normal and you should contact your doctor immediately:

  • No bleeding or discharge at all during first weeks after birth
  • Excessive bleeding (more than one pad saturated in an hour)
  • Excessive bleeding which is bright red
  • Vaginal discharge which smells bad or has large clots
  • Nausea, vomiting or dizziness
  • Breasts that become painful and swollen again after engorgement has passed.
  • Abdominal pain as opposed to discomfort
  • Fevers after the second day. (Engorgement may be accompanied by mild fever which should pass quickly)
  • Discharge from caesarean wound
  • Sharp body pains, especially in chest or legs, which could indicate a blood clot
  • Severe depression +27 (0)81 885 4683

*Important : The information provided is for information purposes only. No medical diagnosis or prescription can be inferred or is implied. Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

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