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Weekly river congestion - signs and what you need to do now

Stagnation of the weekly flow occurs when the weekly flow cannot drain properly and accumulates in the uterus or in the vagina. This can have different causes. Find out everything you need to know here.
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Even if the first time with the baby should be marked by many beautiful moments, the mommy hustle cannot be completely avoided even in childbirth .

What are we talking about here? weekly river jam! In addition to bonding, first breastfeeding attempts and moments of getting to know each other, one of the less pleasant events.
Ready for some facts? Then please pay attention...


The weekly flow is the bleeding after childbirth, which usually lasts for several weeks.

Sudden flow congestion is a serious matter that should be checked with a doctor.

Symptoms of a stasis of the weekly flow - pain in the lower abdomen, fever, enlarged uterus.

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Table of contents

1. What to do if there is a weekly flow jam?

First of all, the weekly flow itself is a completely natural thing . It doesn't matter whether it's a caesarean section or a vaginal birth, after the birth it's all going well - and that's a good thing.

The discharge transports a lot of wound secretion, bacteria and blood clots to the outside. The color and consistency change accordingly and the amount also decreases as the process progresses. So far so good.
It's not quite as good if the weekly flow suddenly stops. Because if the secretion does not drain properly, it could cause an infection.

2. These are the most common symptoms

The weekly stagnation of river can be associated with some unpleasant symptoms.

You should therefore pay attention to the following features :

  • pain in the lower abdomen
  • High fever and headache (sometimes also earache)
  • Enlarged uterus (your midwife can feel it)
  • Weekly flow stops

3. Weekly flow congestion after caesarean section

In the case of a caesarean section, the duration of the weekly flow can be significantly reduced.

But be careful: If the bleeding stops suddenly and prematurely, this can also be a dangerous traffic jam.
If your bleeding stops after 1-2 weeks after a caesarean section, let your midwife or gynecologist check you up again to be on the safe side.

4. When should I go to the doctor?

Basically, a weekly river blockage should be treated as soon as possible .

Because anything that doesn't drain from your uterus can develop into endometritis , or inflammation of the lining of the womb (phew, what a word).
If you are blessed with the circumstance, which is not entirely self-evident, of being looked after by a midwife, she will be able to give you good advice here.
If you are really unsure and don't have a midwife for follow-up care, then off to the doctor .

5. Treatment options so that it runs better

You don't have a real traffic jam yet, but rather the feeling that something isn't going as it should?

Here are a few preventative ways to keep your weekly flow going :

  • Heat – in the form of tea or a hot water bottle gives you the relaxation you need.
  • Gentle abdominal massage (this is also done by midwives during aftercare).
  • Sleeping on your stomach can also stimulate the regression of the uterus.

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6. How does the weekly river stagnate?

But how does the traffic jam down there come about in the first place? Why and how lochial congestion (as it is called in medicine) can have various causes.

The disease can often be traced back to an insufficiently dilated cervix . Secretion and blood can then not drain properly and clog the cervix.
A protruding uterus can also be a reason for congestion.

Due to the unfavorable position, the weekly flow cannot drain freely from the cervix.