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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 17:59 PM   1
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Is this normal? Postpartum healing/recovery

*Possibly TMI for some lol

I had my baby on Nov 28th, just over a week ago now. My vagina has been quite swollen, and the swelling has gone down a bit but of course it's still there and feeling sore and bruised.

The bleeding has gone down as well, but since my labia are still swollen they seem to be trapping the blood inside and causing it to clot there instead of coming out onto the pads. When I sit on the toilet I can see the clots, and they aren't huge like they warned me about in the hospital. My stitches and everything else seem to be healing well, so I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it gets better but if nothing changes or it gets worse I will definitely be mentioning it to my doctor!


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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 13:22 PM   2
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I was exactly the same. Try witch hazel on your pads... it helps with the swelling.

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