The first month after birth
Child Development / / April 15, 2016
When coming month after childbirth
first month postpartum women come in different terms.Someone talks about bleeding after 1.5 months after birth, and someone is worried about the absence of menstruation after six months after the event.When normally come month after giving birth, which affects the timing of their occurrence, and what to do in case of delay?
When will menstruation
onset of menses is delayed due to the action of the hormone prolactin, which is carried out through lactation.But in some cases, decreased production of this hormone.This happens in women, nursing baby on a schedule rather than on demand.When the interval between feedings get more than 3 hours (including at night).If you start to finish feeding the baby formula.As well as the introduction of complementary foods.
When coming month after delivery in the first 2 months - to blame just these circumstances.
But if a woman feeds her baby on demand, enough milk, the menstrual period may not occur until the end of lactation, reduce the amount of alcohol consumed baby milk and (or) the frequency of receiving their food.Should I pursue any action that the bleeding started as soon as possible?This makes no sense.
And stop to breastfeed is not necessary during menstruation.It is not harmful.Although some children may have a negative reaction.But it is not associated with a change in the quality of mother's milk, but with a changed mom smell.There are little fussy.
probability of pregnancy and contraception is recommended
Many women believe that the new pregnancy can occur only when the after birth come first period, that is after the fact.But this is not the case.Yes, there is lactational amenorrhea method, when the first few months after birth, subject to frequent initiation of breastfeeding, the mother can not be protected from pregnancy - because a high level of prolactin blocks the onset of ovulation.
However, all may change.And the woman first ovulation occurs after birth before the onset of menstruation.That is, a woman can get pregnant even if you've never menstruate after the birth of a baby.By the way, if the first month after birth scarce arrived, and at the same time they had sexual intercourse, and even more so without the use of contraceptives, you need to check for pregnancy.
recently gave birth to a woman can be used as a contraceptive condoms, IUDs, spermicides and oral contraceptives.All with the onset of sexual activity, about 1.5-2 months after delivery, preferably after consulting a gynecologist (inspection).
Sometimes it happens that the first month after birth is very abundant come.This is due to hormonal changes, taking of drugs, as well as a variety of diseases (for example, endometrial hyperplasia).
Every woman should know when it is necessary to address urgently to the doctor, how much blood loss is normal and how last the first month after birth.
The normal monthly blood loss in women is equal to or less than 50 grams (of all days).All that is more - it is heavy menstruation.More than 80 grams of blood lost threatens anemia (if the situation is repeated from month to month).But a doctor urgently need to go if started a strong uterine bleeding.Namely, the sanitary napkin 1 (not daily) grabs a maximum 2 hours.Or more or less copious delayed.Pathological duration of menstruation - more than 7 days.
It is important not to confuse the flow of blood with postpartum discharge.Sometimes postpartum discharge completely come to an end in a very short period of time - just in the first 10 days after delivery.And then after a few days begin bleeding again, and strong.Often it is accompanied by an unpleasant odor from the vagina, abdominal pain, and discharge themselves dark and clotted.This is not menstruation and lochia, which outflow from the uterus for some reason has been interrupted.In such a situation it is useful to go for a visit to the gynecologist and do a pelvic ultrasound.Remember that menstruation can not begin earlier than one month after childbirth, even if she never breastfeed.