When and how long does the weekly flow occur? (week flow duration)
Larger wounds bleed immediately, even inside the body. That is why the weekly flow begins as soon as the placenta has separated from the
womb - this is the same for all women. However, how long it lasts can differ. It generally lasts between four and eight weeks. So you have to be prepared for that long to excrete bloody fluid and cells. As far as the weekly flow duration is concerned, the flow is particularly intense in the first four weeks. The first week is characterized by red discharge, which can be relatively heavy and sudden. You have lain in bed a lot, which is why blood clots also form, which are also excreted. In the second week, the liquid is rather brownish due to the blood that is still present, but is already weakening. The third week is then characterized by a yellowish hue, with the fluid appearing more whitish in the fourth week.
also blood clots, which are also excreted. In the second week, the liquid is rather brownish due to the blood that is still present, but is already weakening. The third week is then characterized by a yellowish hue, with the liquid appearing more whitish in the fourth week.
What should I consider in terms of care and hygiene?
Hygiene is important with puerperal discharge because the wound is very susceptible to infection. You should therefore avoid tampons so that sources of infection are avoided as much as possible. Increased caution also applies to sex, where you should use a condom to prevent it. Full baths are not recommended, as water can penetrate the vagina. It is better to confine yourself to the shower. It's better to take a relaxing bath when everything's halfway healed. To catch the liquid, there are special postpartum pads, also called postnatal pads. Fleece diapers are also suitable, which you should change regularly so that they remain absorbent and hygienic. If you go to the toilet, it is also advisable not only to wash your hands afterwards, but also before. Hygiene is the be-all and end-all, but it's also important that you wash extra gently because your private parts were exposed to a lot of stress during the birth. Our bottom shower is particularly suitable for this.
Our bottom shower is particularly suitable for this. It is very gentle and helps you prevent bacteria, odors and also infections. We would be happy to advise you!