My post-delivery lochia bleeding had stopped pretty much completely, then after getting up close and personal with DP (though no actual penetration) yesterday morning, i've started bleeding again, a lot more than before, kind of like a standard period, associated with a slight low achey discomfort.
Without being too TMI, its not bright red like period blood, more a dark reddy-brown like red wine, and quite watery. i'm having to change a pad every 4-6 hours, whereas prior to yesterday morning i was just using a panty liner daily more for 'in case'. Is this normal, or should i be concerned? DP is terrified he's caused me some sort of internal damage
Oh, I had exactly this, post CS. There I was thinking that "6 weeks" post delivery bleeding was a massive overstatement and then it picked up again, as you described. Totally annoying but, in my experience, it was totally normal.
The midwife is due for a visit tomorrow so i'll ask then. I am otherwise well, and no offensive smell, just a slight intermittent low achey discomfort as previously mentioned (but that could just be from my caesarean scar site). I have probably been overdoing it - i'm not very good at the whole resting thing - so i was deliberately taking it easier today to see if things settled which they haven't. I guess i'll see how things go.