Originally Posted by cathicog
Yes, it can be. it means there was some bleeding behind the placenta while it was detaching and as long as your uterus is now firm and one or two fingers breadth below the bellybutton, and there is no excessive vaginal bleeding(shouldn't be much at all) then it's OK.
the placenta was out within 20 min or so. how did the bleeding got so firm?
haven't checked the uterus yet, sitting in bed, holding her on my lap.
not much bleeding at all.
she's nursing a lot, so this must be a factor as well.
any idea if / when to worry?