Lochia is the vaginal discharge you have after a vaginal delivery. It has a stale, musty odor like menstrual discharge. From about the seventh to tenth day through the fourteenth day after delivery, the lochia is creamy or yellowish in color.Click to see full answer. Likewise, people ask, what does postpartum infection smell like?Symptoms of postpartum infection vary depending on where the infection is, but there’s almost always fever, pain, or tenderness in the infected area, or foul-smelling discharge (from the vagina in the case of a uterine infection, or from a wound). what are signs of postpartum infection? fever. pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis caused by a swollen uterus. foul-smelling vaginal discharge. pale skin, which can be a sign of large volume blood loss. chills. feelings of discomfort or illness. headache. loss of appetite. Also question is, what causes foul smelling Lochia? Some women have foul-smelling lochia without other evidence of infection. Some infections, most notably caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, are frequently associated with scanty, odorless lochia.Is it common to get a yeast infection after giving birth?According to one study, about 20 percent of women have Candida yeast in their vagina normally. Yeast is more likely to cause infection during pregnancy due to hormone fluctuations. Because you can pass the yeast to your baby during delivery, it’s important to get treated.