The first 2-3 days are obviously the worst and
you'll pass some clots. Then it may turn to a normal period-type bleeding and
eventually to just spotting. Oh ya and your downstairs, if you have a vaginal birth, will get extremely swollen and sore and it may hurt to pee if you tear. The best thing my midwife taught me was to cut open the back of a diaper and stuff ice in the diaper. It works wonders for for an icepack!