When the starting month after childbirth
Child Development / / August 12, 2017
When the normal start month after childbirth
When starting month after childbirth, care of all without exception, young mothers.After all, this is the main sign that the body has recovered and is once again ready for pregnancy, plus the entire, normal menstrual cycle - a sign of good health.When waiting for the first month after birth - a few weeks or months?And if this time interval depends on the mode of delivery (vaginal delivery or cesarean section)?
Normally first menstruation appears after birth for at least 6 weeks.This is a very short time, so short that many women may even think that they have again started postpartum bleeding.But in this early period of menstruation does not start at all.Much depends on whether a woman is breastfeeding.And if so, the period of the beginning of menstruation, usually delayed as menstrual cycles does not allow a large concentration of the hormone prolactin - "lactation hormone."The more often a woman feeding the baby, the more likely postponement of menstruation.Accordingly, after the introduction of complementary foods, in about 5-6 months after birth, many young mothers cycle recovers.But some mothers do not have menstrual periods a year or more while breastfeeding.By the way, the answer to the question: when starting month after cesarean, and when after a natural childbirth - the same.There is no difference.
Do protected if monthly bleeding is not needed?Can I get pregnant at this time?It is.The fact that the month starts 2 weeks after ovulation, and if you get caught with unprotected intercourse during these 2 weeks, the pregnancy can occur.However, the situation is quite rare when a woman feeding the baby every 3-4 hours during the day feeding, and a break in the night feeding does not exceed 6 hours in addition, postpartum not more than 4 months.This method of protection is called the lactational amenorrhea method.However, there are more reliable ways nedopustit unwanted pregnancy - IUD, spermicides and oral contraceptives such as the mini-pill.
When to see a doctor
1. If, after the cessation of breastfeeding periods have not started within 2 months.
2. If periods are painful, too abundant or scarce on the contrary, have a dark color or odor.
And finally one more burning question - whether you can breastfeed your baby during menstruation?Undoubtedly!Some women may be slightly reduced milk production these days.But it is certainly not a reason to restrict the child in such a precious food.A taste of the milk and its nutritional value does not change - all these myths.