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Lochia after c-section

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MamaDuckling Mon 21-Dec-15 23:32:47

Can anyone tell me when the lochia will start after a c-section? Is it typically as heavy/long lasting as after a natural birth?

MissBattleaxe Mon 21-Dec-15 23:34:25

I had it straight away and it lasted weeks.

jessplussomeonenew Tue 22-Dec-15 08:30:16

Yes, straight away (well, as soon as I was able to check anyway!) - mine was really light and was pretty much down to spotting after a fortnight. Not sure if that's just my body or if the surgical team did a really good job of clearing me out!

MissBattleaxe Tue 22-Dec-15 10:05:16

Lochia is the wound site where the placenta has left and also a general clear out of debris. C sections don't necessarily delay it or make it lighter, every case is different regardless of birth method.

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