Pregnancy Discharge, Mucous, Blood & Spotting: What’s Normal
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The mucous plug, made of uterine secretions, can start to regrow if you don’t go into labor within 2-4 days after you lose it and in some cases women lose a plug weeks before labor.
After your baby is born and you’ve birthed the placenta, you can expect to experience bleeding for 1-6 weeks. It’s not unusual to pass clots for up to six weeks following birth, but if they’re accompanied by pain or a high temperature, it’s important to seek medical care as you may have an infection.
Postpartum bleeding (known as lochia) is often heavier than a period for the first few days or weeks. You cannot use tampons, menstrual cups or any other internal menstrual products till your lochia ends, as your uterus is still open and at higher risk of infection (plus that area will probably be a bit too tender for you to want to put anything inside). So when will you get your period back? Well that actually varies woman to woman. It could be two weeks or two years! Read more about postpartum periods.