Confinement should learn to observe lochia.

See if your lochia is normal. Some lochia is abnormal and should be noted.
Two days after giving birth, the vagina is still dripping, and some fluid like blood is constantly flowing out. The doctor said it was "lochia" and it was normal. However, seeing those bright red mucus with blood clots in the middle, I was always worried...

Experts say: You may be hearing the word "lochia" for the first time.

After childbirth, as the lining of the uterus (especially the lining where the placenta attaches) falls off, the mucus secreted by the uterus also flows out of the vagina, which is called lochia. Normal lochia has a bloody smell, but it is not foul, and the total amount is about 500 to 1 000 ml. Under normal circumstances, lochia will clear up about 3 weeks after delivery.
  • In the first week postpartum, the lochia is more abundant, bright red in color, containing a lot of blood, small blood clots and necrotic decidual tissue, called red lochia.
  • After 1 week to half a month, the amount of blood in the lochia decreases, and more are necrotic decidua, cervical mucus, vaginal secretions and bacteria, making the lochia turn into a light red serous fluid. The lochia at this time is called serous fluid. Lochia.
  • After half a month to within 3 weeks, the lochia no longer contains blood, but contains a large number of white blood cells, degenerated decidua, epidermal cells and bacteria, making the lochia thicker and whiter in color, so it is called white lochia.
    White lochia can last for two or three weeks.

Observe whether your lochia is normal, especially pay attention to the quality and quantity, color and smell of lochia, you can estimate the speed of uterine recovery and whether there is any abnormality.

During the puerperium, the weight of the postpartum uterus will decrease from 1000 grams to 50 to 60 grams, and the volume will continue to shrink, returning to the pre-pregnancy size after 6 weeks. The quality of uterine involution can be estimated from the descent of the uterus and lochia. Some puerperae are dripping with lochia, and there are still more bloody secretions at the "full moon", which smells bad. The puerpera feels pain in the lower abdomen and backache. At the 6-week postpartum examination, the uterus has not returned to its normal size, and the texture is soft. , tenderness, etc., are the performance of uterine involution.

Lucky affection reminder: some lochia are abnormal situations and should be paid attention to:

1.If 2 weeks postpartum, the lochia is still bloody, the amount is large, accompanied by a foul odor, sometimes discharges rotten meat-like things, or fetal membranes, and the uterine involution is very poor, then it should be considered that the placenta may remain in the uterus. Or fetal membranes, there may be heavy bleeding at any time, you should go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment immediately.

2.When puerperal infection occurs after childbirth, it will cause endometritis or uterine myositis. At this time, the mother has symptoms such as fever, lower abdominal pain, increased lochia and foul smell.
The lochia at this time not only smells bad, but also the color is not normal bloody or serous, but a turbid, dirty earthy brown.

Therefore, you have to learn to observe your own lochia, and if you find a problem, you should contact your doctor early to solve it.

Common postpartum complications

Postpartum anemia, lack of milk, mastitis, metritis, muscle and bone pain, backache, headache, diarrhea, constipation, etc. Anemia mothers can eat more high-iron foods, including meat, black glutinous rice porridge, red bean soup, etc. If the milk is increased, you can use 1 tael of maltose, 3 coins of dandelion, and 3 coins of dandelion, and cook the food together to eat, which can promote milk discharge. Constipation can eat banana, sesame paste (boiled with honey to taste), can promote defecation. If you have a fever due to mastitis or metritis, or if you have extreme symptoms, you must seek medical treatment immediately.

What are the causes of postpartum muscle soreness?

Because the postpartum baby sleeps while breastfeeding, the breastfeeding time is long, the mother maintains the sitting position for too long, and many babies have a situation where the day and night are reversed, and they cry constantly at night. After a month, my lower back, elbows and wrists were sore. To avoid these sore muscles and bones, mothers should pay attention to their posture when holding their children, and have a place to rely on their backs; rest more, walk less, and do not get out of bed for more than 1 hour. You can stew Eucommia pig loin soup, and after the lochia is clean, you can eat Shiquan Dabu soup (including Eucommia and Sudoku), which has a good effect on relieving sore muscles and bones.