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At night the bleeding increases because the relaxation of muscles during the night and blood pooling. So there will be more blood collecting inside the uterus and vagina which can come out suddenly.
With delivery just 12 days ago, this type of bleeding is very common. Bleeding will also increase temporarily after breast feeding due to contractions of the uterus pushing out blood collections. So an increase and decrease in the flow is very common for up to 6 weeks after delivery.
Usually we see patients at 6 weeks post delivery and do an exam to check on the amount of bleeding and how the uterus is returning to normal.
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Yes, it would be scary to have to have any type of complication taking your attention away from your baby.
Have a good recovery from this point out.
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