Menstruation after childbirth
Child Development / / August 12, 2017
Restore month after childbirth
One of the issues that often occur in women after childbirth, it is the question of when normally should recover menstrual cycle , and what has caused either early or late onset of menstruation after childbirth.
If we talk about the rules, which were originally introduced to the nature of women, many experts argue that the absence of normal monthly during the baby breastfeeding period.However, we repeat - is the original plant, planted in the days when mothers feed their children not to six months come the year, as in our time, and up to two or three years, that is, as long as the baby could not go to a full-fledged adult food.
Baby food, and with it, and the early introduction of complementary foods - this invention relative to the recent past.Prior to that, for thousands of years of existence of the human species is only a child born naturally, fed exclusively breast milk, and, of course, without the regime, and as we would say now, on demand.And throughout this long period of menstruation a woman was not - this is the physiological norm, which focuses on the endocrine system of women.
However, in the past decade for a number of reasons for this provision was knocked.In particular, this failure is associated with an active women using hormones for contraception, medication delivery, which is also used hormones, and many other factors.
In addition, the early introduction of complementary foods and early (by the standards of our ancestors) weaning also affect the earlier restoration of menstruation after childbirth.Not to mention the fact that quite a lot of young mothers for one reason or another do not breastfeed at all - in this case can come monthly and one month after birth.
So, let's see, how does recovering from childbirth, reproductive function of women, and therefore the monthly cycle.
during pregnancy and childbirth, many systems in the body of a woman undergoing fairly significant changes.Their recovery is typically required 6-8 weeks.However, the hormonal system and mammary glands, this period is increased by lactation.
in postpartum women endocrine system, under the influence of the pituitary ( "Endocrine conductor"), begins to actively produce the hormone prolactin "hormone milk".Prolactin stimulates milk production in women who gave birth at the same time inhibits the cyclic release of hormones in the ovary.This feature leads to prolactin and that women do not mature ovum and ovulation, i.e. the egg from the ovary output does not occur.And if there is no ovulation, do not come and monthly.
Since the restoration of menstruation - is primarily a hormonal process, its speed is related to the speed of recovery in hormonal levels of the female body after childbirth.But this rate depends primarily on how the breast feeding.
- If the child is completely natural, that is, breastfeeding and receives only breast milk on demand, at any time, day or night, the menses often occurs only at the end of the first year of baby's life, that is the end of the lactation period.
- When she enters the lure, that is, the child is no longer so actively consume breast milk, the menstrual period may come to the end of lactation.
- If the child's feeding from the beginning mixed, that is, the baby does not receive only breast milk, and artificial feeding, the mother's menstruation is usually restored to the 3-4 th month after birth.
- If a woman does not breastfeed at all, the ability to ovulate, and hence the month, recovering earlier, about 10-12 weeks after birth.
Note that the recovery period is so clearly monthly depends precisely on the method of feeding a child, rather than being passed generations, as many young mothers.And after giving birth vaginally, and after cesarean recovery menstrual cycle may occur earlier or later, depending on the method of feeding.
Sometimes young mothers mislead bleeding from the genital tract in the first weeks after birth.They really like the menses, but have a completely different nature.
This so-called lochia - discharge from the uterus.The fact is that after the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall during labor, extensive wound surface is formed on the wall of the uterus, in essence - just an open wound.And, of course, that it bleeds.Therefore, in the first days after the birth of her release are bloody character, then lochia become sero-sukrovichnymi, then their number decreases, and the discharge themselves become yellowish-white color.So from the genital tract after childbirth up to 6-8 weeks of the postpartum period have nothing to do with menstruation and do not depend on what is feeding the baby.
After the arrival of the first real menstruation after childbirth, you can talk about the beginning of recovery of the menstrual cycle.For many women after childbirth renewed monthly cycle immediately becomes a regular, but it is possible and the establishment of the menstrual cycle in the first 2-3 cycles.At this time, menstruation may be irregular, coming ahead of time or with a delay.However, after the first 2-3 month menstruation cycle should become a regular.
If this does not happen, then the woman should consult a gynecologist, because these symptoms could be an indication of occurrence of inflammation of internal genital organs, endometriosis and even tumors of the uterus and ovaries.
there is a perception among women that if before the birth of menstruation were abundant, long and painful, after childbirth, this problem should disappear.In fact, often postpartum menstruation character changes.
Menstruation after childbirth may become more regular than they were before pregnancy, as well as less painful or quite painless.The fact that the monthly pain usually is caused by a bend of the uterus, which hinders the outflow of menstrual blood.Uterus during labor bend naturally disappears varies interposition organs in the abdominal cavity, whereby the position of the uterus and becomes more physiological menstrual pain disappear.