Definition of lochia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • The normal discharge from the uterus after childbirth.

    • ‘You will have lochia, or post-partum bleeding for up to a few weeks.’
    • ‘Typically, lochia is not the result of any health complication and will end on its own when your body is ready.’
    • ‘The flow of lochia is heavy following birth, and then becomes gradually lighter, lasting up to 6 weeks.’
    • ‘The course will present an in-depth study of the general precepts for menstruation and lochia and the precepts specific to lochia, as well as a detailed study of the chronic annulment of ablution.’
    • ‘The size of the placental bed decreases by half, and the changes in the placental bed result in the quantity and quality of the lochia that is experienced.’


Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek lokhia, neuter plural (used as a noun) of lokhios ‘of childbirth’.