Lochia

The bleeding and discharge that you’ll experience after delivery is called lochia. Your lochia will be red for several days, and then change to a brownish color. This will eventually change to yellow or clear and decrease in amount. This discharge will usually stop after a couple of weeks, but may last for up to six weeks after you have your baby. If your lochia begins to have a particularly foul odor or is accompanied by significant abdominal pain, contact your healthcare team.