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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for second postpartum period to start out as brown discharge for few days than heavier red blood period than my usual period? no cramps just heavy period?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
This is not unusual, especially as you become more active a few days postpartum. If the bleeding gets heavier, you should take it easy for a couple of days. If it persists or at any point if you feel dizzy, extremely weak, etc, then call your OB.

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