To avoid the loss of too much blood, the midwife will perform daily checks to see if your uterus is contracting into a hard ball.
- Use the perineal irrigation bottle regularly and change your maternity dressings.
- Do not use tampons during the first few weeks after giving birth.
Ask for help if you are:
- Losing blood clots
- Losing too much blood
- After a few days, you suddenly:
- begin losing either a lot of blood or foul-smelling blood;
- develop abdominal pain and a fever;
- feel unwell.
These symptoms may indicate inflammation of the uterine wall.
Significant blood loss
If you lose too much blood, you may become dizzy or weak. A routine blood test performed on the second day after the delivery can confirm this. If necessary, you will receive a prescription for iron, an infusion that stimulates iron formation or a blood transfusion (only if absolutely necessary).