Postpartum lochia refers to the “dirt” discharged from the birth canal of a pregnant mother within a period of time after childbirth. Its main component is the shedding and necrotic decidua mixed with some blood. Postpartum lochia generally lasts for about 4-6 weeks, with a total amount of about 250~500ml. Normal lochia will have a bloody smell, but there is no other odor. The color of lochia will change with the passage of postpartum time. The main process is: bloody lochia → serous lochia → white lochia. Lochia discharge can also be regarded as a self-purification process of the pregnant mother’s body. If the discharge of lochia is not clean, it may affect the health of the pregnant mother. The hazards of unclean discharge of postpartum lochia 1. Postpartum hemorrhage Poor uterine contraction after childbirth is one of the reasons for poor postpartum lochia, and weak uterine contractions and incomplete involution are also one of the reasons for late postpartum hemorrhage. 2. Postpartum infection blood is a good medium for bacteria. If the discharge of postpartum lochia is not clean, it may cause postpartum infections. Local infections may include uterine cavity infection, fallopian tube inflammation, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc., which may cause secondary females Sexual infertility. Systemic infection of pregnant mothers can manifest as high fever, and even sepsis is life-threatening. 3. Influencing the healing of birth canal wounds For pregnant mothers who have soft birth canal tears or some have undergone lateral incisions during childbirth, persistent lochia and uncleanness may lead to incision infections and poor healing. Brother Miao always emphasized that every pregnant mother should pay more attention to the color and characteristics of her lochia during confinement. If there is persistent bloody lochia and the amount is large, or the lochia has an obvious odor, it is necessary to seek medical attention in time. How to promote lochia excretion 1. After the placenta and fetal membranes are delivered, medical staff should carefully check the integrity of the placenta and fetal membranes to avoid postpartum lochia caused by residual uterine cavity. If necessary, uterine evacuation is required. 2. Parturients need to clean the perineum and avoid bathing and sex too early after delivery to avoid uterine infection. 3. The parturient should pay attention to rest after giving birth, but also get out of bed appropriately to avoid long-term bed rest. 4. Uterine contractions are conducive to uterine involution and the discharge of lochia. Baby sucking nipples and regular massage of the lower abdomen after delivery can stimulate uterine contractions. 5. You can take Xinshenghua Tablets or Motherwort Granules after childbirth, both of which have the effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, and are beneficial to the discharge of lochia.