How common are newborn periods?
Within the first week of life, it’s not uncommon for baby girls to have a mini period in which the uterus sheds a little blood.
Is it normal for a newborn to have a bloody discharge?
It’s common for newborn baby girls to have bloody vaginal discharge in the first few weeks after birth. This is your baby’s response to her mother’s hormones, which are still in her body. But if this discharge doesn’t go away, you should contact your GP or child and family health nurse.
Can a newborn baby have a period?
Newborn Vaginal Bleeding.
It can start any time from 2-10 days of life. This is normal and called false menses. The cause is the sudden drop-off in the mother’s estrogen (a hormone) after birth. The blood-tinged or pink discharge should not last more than 3 or 4 days.