How much is too much? ~ Island ~ Phoenix ~ 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 192 posts30th Jun
Since I had my emergency c-section on the 22nd I've had only very light, brownish bleeding (easily only one pad a day). Today noticed a bit extra dark red blood, then tonight the smallest bit of pink/red blood. My question is, how much blood should there be before I start to worry? I'm going to bring it up with my midwife tomorrow when she visits.
Dr. Robert Kelso 50 kids; Indiana 63700 posts30th Jun
I wouldn't worry unless you notice a foul odor. It's normal to bleed for 6 weeks or so, even after a section. Sometimes the bleeding can taper off and pick back up again. That can be an indicator that you're doing too much too soon, so take it easy.