You may bleed for as little as two to three weeks or as long as six weeks after birth. Many moms are surprised to learn that you bleed for longer than a typical period. That said, postpartum bleeding is particularly messy. Using Mamaway disposable bed pads can help you catch the blood, reduce your laundry costs, prevent irritation on your skin and keep you comfortable during the night. You can also use it as a period sheet protector, nappy change mat.