Pregnancy And Childbirth / / May 13, 2016
Changes in women during the postpartum period
Childbirth and post-natal women - a real test for the body and mind.What changes happen to the body in the first weeks after birth, which can be dangerous, and what is the norm?How is post-partum women, what they feel?
immediate recovery period to non-pregnant female body lasts for about 6-8 weeks.But it can be longer if complications arise.
Discharge after childbirth and recovery genitals
spotting, very abundant, there are a woman from the wound the inner surface of the uterus, which remained after the detachment of the placenta, usually last no more than 3-5 days.Then release after childbirth become brown.And about 10 days more like smearing.
At the same time you can see how quickly shrinks the uterus.Her weight gradually returned to 50 grams, whereas during pregnancy reaches 1 kg.The bottom of the uterus, its upper part is lowered quickly, and belly out.To accelerate this process can be, if you put on your stomach cold water bottle wrapped in swaddling clothes, sleeping on your stomach, wearing a bandage postpartum.
But it also happens that postpartum hemorrhage are tightened more than a few days.Or, stop, and then, after a few days, usually by the time a woman has time to write out of the hospital, starting with a new force.This usually happens because the uterus subinvolution - when she badly reduced, lochia are retained in the cavity, usually this happens because of a spasm of the cervical canal.
treatment - injections of oxytocin and vikasola.It is important to prevent postpartum endometritis, so in many cases, women are prescribed antibiotics also.
to recovery took place without any problems, you need to carefully monitor the cleanliness of the genital organs.Health of women in the postpartum period includes caving with soap.If the crotch seams were superimposed - treatment of antibacterial agents.
Sanitary pads in the early days is better to use a special post-partum.It is possible and normal, but with fabric backing.And change them every 2-3 hours regardless of fullness.
And when changes in a woman's body in the postpartum period is over, many women do not breast-feeding starts menstruating.It can be expected within 1.5 months after birth.In women, breast-feeding, as a rule, the menstrual cycle is restored later.
complications postpartum period - lactation establishing
In the first 2-3 days in women who gave birth from the nipple starts to separate colostrum.This high-calorie liquid, highly nutritious and useful for the newborn immunity.And closer to the fifth day, have given birth is not the first time a little earlier, breasts nagrubayut, and one begins to stand breast milk.This may be accompanied by painful sensations, if the mother is not breastfeeding, it sucks a little milk, or he breastfeeding process goes wrong.Increased temperature when measured in the armpit.
Common complications of the postpartum period - a stagnation of milk in a certain part of the breast.The so-called lactostasis.They can be hazardous if the infection gets into the mammary gland.In this case, may develop mastitis.
Other common problems of women in the postpartum period are associated with flat nipples.They can not capture a child and as a result refuses the breast.Save the situation will correct attachment and use of special silicone nipple pads.
Postpartum Depression and the onset of sexual activity
Many women, especially with regard to the nulliparous, do not feel in the first few days of great love for the newborn baby.They often have a feeling of unreality, fear of the future.All this is perfectly normal and is often seen as much as last postpartum period, ie 8 weeks, but more often a woman becomes aware of himself as a mother quickly, within 2-3 weeks.
All this is quite normal.A woman should not blame for these feelings themselves, considered a bad mother.It affects fatigue, feeling unwell after birth.In addition, it begins to decline sharply the level of female sex hormones.It is something on the type of premenstrual syndrome, but only 10 times stronger.And as soon as the hormones is reduced, easy postpartum depression, too, passes.Only in very rare cases needed a psychologist or psychotherapist.