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What is Lochia?

Lochia is the medical term for postpartum bleeding which may last for 6-8 weeks. This happens as the mother essentially has an open wound where the placenta has detached from her womb, and this wound needs to heal. This is why 40 days (or 6-8 weeks) is prescribed as the time to rest in many Eastern cultures. ⁠

I've spoken to a few women recently who were surprised about the amount of postpartum bleeding they had. I guess it's one of those subjects that isn't spoken about enough.⁠

Were you aware and prepared? Did you take any steps in replenishing and rebalancing your body after birth?⁠

❤️ If you have any concerns about the amount of blood you are losing postpartum please speak to your midwife or health professional ❤️⁠

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