6 weeks Postpartum

6 Weeks Postpartum

This photo was taken at the woman’s 6 week postpartum visit with her midwife.

She bled (called lochia) for 3 weeks postpartum as the uterus regained its pre-pregnant shape (also called involution).  Then she had a week break with no bleeding, and then spotted with severe uterine “soreness” for a couple days.  And now at 6 weeks, she is having what she considers a normal period.  Note the fresh red blood coming from the os.

With both previous babies her cycle came back at 8 weeks, so a relatively early return to cycling was expected.