After pregnancy ends, menstruation begins again. But when it begins depends on a number of factors. If you breastfeed, you may not start menstruating until you stop nursing your child or when weaning starts. If for some reason you do not breastfeed, you will probably begin to menstruate six to eight weeks after your delivery. And remember, you can get pregnant even if your period hasn’t returned.
How heavy or light your period is when it returns depends on your level of hormone production. Also, it might take a while to develop a regular cycle again. And don’t be surprised if it is different than before you became pregnant; it could be heavier, and cramping can decrease or even disappear.
As a mother, it's instinctual to keep your baby happy. Choosing the right post-pregnancy protection will help keep you comfortable and dry, so you can concentrate on doing just that.
Just days after childbirth, a discharge called lochia, similar to a heavy menstrual flow, begins and usually lasts two to six weeks. Since it's been months since you've even thought about feminine protection, here are a few tips to help keep you feeling fresh and keep your attention on your little one.
During the first few days after childbirth, your lochia is at its heaviest. Take it easy. Use the heavy-duty sanitary pads that the hospital gives you. Then try using Mother Comforts both day and night. Overnight pads are the longest, most absorbent pads and give you the greatest coverage to prevent leaks.
Once your period begins again, have a look at our product range to find protection that's right for you. You may be surprised to find that it's different than what you used before your pregnancy.
Finally, no matter which stage of lochia you're in, remember to change your pad frequently to promote healing and provide comfort.
|The unpleasant was:||The good news is:|
|Scars left where the skin stretched during pregnancy are purple red post pregnancy.||With in a year the marks will go to silver white and Cocoa butter cream fades stretch marks greatly.|
|Your skin may gone through dark pigmentation (melasma), specially on the face, due hormonal changes||Not to worry melasma will become lighter and if it persists you can always consult the trusted dermatologist.|
|Swelling in your legs, hands or feet made you feel even more bloated.||Swelling too disappears within a couple of weeks. Varicose veins may disappear as well.|
|You may be disappointed if you're expecting to lose 30 or 40 pounds immediately after baby's birth.||Your uterus gradually decreases in size over the first six weeks postpartum.
Exclusive breastfeeding for eight months combined with proper diet and exccercise will restore you weight to the pre-pregnancy level.