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How to distinguish from monthly bleeding after childbirth?

For starters, try to understand that after delivery to begin menstruating.If we talk about female physiology, the entire body of women during and after delivery, is undergoing tremendous changes.Changing female hormones.In the postpartum period, women pituitary (a gland that is responsible for the normal functioning of the endocrine system) secretes the hormone prolactin.It is this hormone promotes the appearance of a woman's milk.Also, prolactin (milk hormone) increases affect oocyte maturation period that ovulation stops, and as a result, monthly.

It is for this reason, to restore menstrual cycles needed to regain its hormonal balance.Therefore, start month after delivery depends primarily on the mode and order of feeding a child.The fact is that, ideally, monthly should not begin before the end of the period of lactation in women.Moreover, even 20-30 years ago, a woman's menses begins only after 2-3 years after birth.It was connected with the fact that it is to reach this age, the child was transfer

red to a full "adult" food.

With the advent of the baby food, and with it the early introduction of complementary foods, the use of hormonal contraceptives, as well as drugs to support and normal pregnancy, early weaning the child from the breast, all these factors affect the reduction of the period of recovery period.Moreover, today, many experts argue that the advent of menstruation before the end of the lactation period is the norm.It should be noted also that many women, especially at a young age, for various reasons, refuse to breastfeed.In this case, the monthly cycle can be restored within a month after birth.

Thus, we can deduce the approximate relationship between the order of infant feeding and recovery of the menstrual cycle in women.

  • If the child's diet consists only of natural breast milk, the monthly cycle is not expected to recover before the end of the period of lactation in mothers.
  • If the child's diet includes a lure, that is, the child gradually begins to use breast milk in smaller amounts than in the breastfed, the menstrual cycle may be restored until the end of the period of lactation.
  • When feeding a child from birth, includes both artificial nutrition and mother's milk must be restored to a monthly 3-4 th month after the birth.
  • In case of not feeding your baby breast milk monthly will be restored within 10-12 weeks after birth.

It should also be said that the reduction of the hormonal background, and in turn, of the menstrual cycle is in no way does not depend on how passed genera.Were they natural or caesarean section occurred.Starting menstruation depends on the method of feeding the baby.

Very often, in the first weeks after giving birth, women of reproductive tract bleeding begins, which young mothers are confused with the first postnatal periods, so it is important to know how to distinguish from monthly bleeding after childbirth. postpartum hemorrhage - this is normal, because the volume of blood in the body during pregnancy becomes about 1.5 times longer.Female body itself ready for bleeding after childbirth.

discharge from the genital tract occurring from the moment of birth up to 6-8 weeks - the so-called lochia.The fact is that during childbirth from the uterine wall separates the placenta.Naturally, such a process as the separation of the placenta does not pass without consequences: on the wall of the uterus is formed by a large open wound that gives bleeding.

During the first days after birth from the genital tract are bloody character.After that lochia become serous sukrovichny color, later, when their number decreases, the discharge becomes yellowish-white.According to this, if for the first 6-8 weeks from the time of birth, there are any discharge from the genital tract know is not menstruation.

But, despite the fact that the allocation of lochia is normal, it is necessary not to forget about some of the rules.If after lochia disappeared, reappeared bright of bleeding, this is a sign that you need more rest.But even if after a few days of rest postpartum bleeding persists, you must always consult a doctor.

You should also consult a doctor if:

  • bright red lochia not change its color even on the fourth day after birth
  • during discharge lochia appeared chills or fever, or lochia have an unpleasant odor
  • you sosevere bleeding, the blood that soaked pad in 1 hour.

also during the postpartum period, you may experience bleeding , in the case of residues of placental tissue or fetal membranes in the uterus.The fact is that uterine blood vessels that connect the uterus to the placenta, during delivery are broken.But the peculiarity of the structure of these vessels is that when they break instantly narrowed.If you decrease the uterine vessels, they go deep into the muscle layers, which further squeezed the uterine muscle tissue.Along with this, the formation of these thrombi in vessels, which leads to substantially stop bleeding.But, above described, it occurs only when the post-partum period is proceeding normally.

If postpartum uterine cavity are pieces of placenta or fetal membranes, they inhibit contraction and compression processes uterine vessels, leading to severe bleeding.

This results in profuse bleeding, which is characterized by its suddenness.Preventing such bleeding is to check the condition of the uterus using ultrasound equipment on the second day after birth.And be sure to consult doctor in case of prolonged bleeding.

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