When to Call Postpartum

Postpartum Warning Signs

If at any time you have any of the following signs, please call ASAP:

Uterine tenderness that is different from after cramping.
Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, achiness).

General Care Postpartum

The largest amount of blood loss postpartum occurs within the first 24 hours of birth. With mother’s lying down most of this time, it is normal to have some blood clots-anything larger than your first is not normal. Please call if a blood clot larger than your fist occurs.