The uterus after childbirth
Pregnancy And Childbirth / / May 13, 2016
How does the body and the cervix after childbirth
uterus after delivery is undergoing many changes.Consider what kind of change is what is considered normal and what may be the pathology.
Immediately after birth the uterus weighs about 1 kilogram.Its bottom is approximately at the level of the navel.That is, a woman in the early days of his mother looks like a not yet given birth.During the postpartum period, and it lasts up to 40 days, there is a contraction of the uterus after childbirth, and in the end it acquires its former "non-pregnant" sizes ", and weighs about 50 grams.
cervix also undergoes changes.Immediately after birth, it is open to 10-12 cm, but is gradually to 10 day fully closed, about 21 days to close, and becomes slit-like shape of the outer mouth (gynecological distinctive feature of all women giving birth).Here is the uterus after delivery from the perspective of the gynecologist.
What feels and she says OK
Severe pain goes away immediately after delivery.But the next few dayscan still be felt uterine cramps as a result of its cuts.This is especially noticeable in women who are administered oxytocin to improve uterine capacity.
In the first 3-7 days there is a fairly strong uterine bleeding.But every day discharge becomes smaller, lighter and they become "daub".Normally completely disappear allocation no later than the end of the post-natal period.The name of these selections - lochia.But they do not have time to finish, as some women are concerned about the newly started bleeding, but this is not the lochia, and regular menstruation.In non-breastfeeding-feeding women, as well as some nursing, periods come within 6-8 weeks after birth.
1. Increased uterine bleeding after childbirth.This can happen for two reasons: either in the womb were pieces of placenta or uterus is badly reduced.The first pathology can be diagnosed by ultrasound.Surgical Treatment - scraping the uterine cavity.The second pathology should also not be ignored, as there may be a large blood loss and endometritis - an inflammation of the uterine endometrium.Treatment involves taking medications that reduce the uterus, if necessary - hemostatic and antibiotics.This pathology is called uterine subinvolution.This characteristic complication of preeclampsia, multiple pregnancy, polyhydramnios.
2. It may be erosion of the cervix after childbirth, but treatment is not required in all cases.Partly ectopia, under normal smear and colposcopy results, it requires only observation.While cervical ectropion - its eversion, necessarily require surgical treatment.
3. And another unpleasant pathology - uterine prolapse after delivery.The reason is an injury of the pelvic floor, resulting from heavy and (or) multiple births.Symptoms appear depending on the running process.With a small deletion of a woman feels good.It is recommended to perform special exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.With a significant omission of the uterus of women complain of pain in the lower abdomen, urinary incontinence.In the second and third degree uterine prolapse only effective surgical treatment.
order to timely detect possible abnormalities or ensure their good health - see your doctor 6-8 weeks after birth.Even if you do not have complaints.