Call 911 (or the emergency phone number in your area) or go to the nearest Emergency Department immediately if:
- You have heavy vaginal bleeding.
- You have bright red bleeding from the vaginal area (between your legs) that completely soaks 1 or more maxi pads in 2 hours and does not slow or stop with rest.
- You have trouble breathing or chest pain.
Call your doctor right away if:
- You pass many blood clots that are larger than a dollar coin (a “loonie”), and your vaginal bleeding becomes heavier and does not slow or stop with rest.
- You have a foul-smelling vaginal odour.
- You have red, swollen and painful breasts.
- You may have a fever.
- You may feel like you have a flu.
- You have painful, swollen lower legs.
- You have pain or feel burning when you pee.
- You find it hard to pee.
- You see redness or a discharge coming from the cut on your C-section cut.
Reproduced with permission from the Capital Health Authority