Mothers should massage at, above, and below their belly button directly after delivery. This requires a deep penetrating circular motion to help stimulate the fundus (top of the uterus) to contract (fundal massage). This should be done every 15 minutes for the first hour after birth, then every half an hour during the following hour, and hourly for the next few days. The mother should also keep track of how many pads they are using a day. The purpose of the fundal massage is to prevent hemorrhaging (bleeding out) after delivery.