What’s a normal amount of blood loss after you’ve had a baby? Three weeks after giving birth, my bleeding had slowed to pink and then brown, but in the last few days I have had bright red blood again. Midwife Megan Baker says: It’s normal for bleeding to continue on and off for around six weeks after giving birth. Generally, it slows from a moderate to heavy bright red discharge to a moderate pink flow, and finally to a small amount of brown discharge.
It’s not unusual to experience an increase in the amount of bleeding and a return to a red discharge, even after everything appears to have settled down. This often coincides with an increase in your activity levels. You’re probably running around more, or perhaps the relatives who stayed to help during the first couple of weeks have left and you’re doing more of the physical chores yourself. If there are clots or an offensive smell see your GP. Otherwise, take it a bit easier and give the bleeding a few days to settle.