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TMI is it normal to have a bad odor after giving birth?

My baby is 3 weeks old tomorrow. I am not bleeding very much at all, but have a very bad odor... is this normal? Its so embarassing!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 PM on Mar. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You should probably get that checked out, it isn't normal.

    Answer by Liz132 at 10:23 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • after 3 weeks. i would have it checked out

    Answer by aly38914290 at 10:25 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • No, it's not normal. Call your doctor and get seen ASAP. You could possibly have an infection which can be very serious if left untreated. I hate saying alarming things to new moms, but odor is not a good sign.

    Answer by kemclaughlin at 10:27 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • depends.. are you just talking bout the blood ? cause i gotta say afterbirth blood REAKS.
    compared to normal period blood..

    depending on the smell thio

    Answer by Sunshine172 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • well you could be getting an infection. So i'd call your doctor.

    Answer by JmgBlair at 10:53 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

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