In order to promote the healthy development of fetal treasure and avoid accidents during pregnancy, both expectant fathers and mothers will restrain themselves and reduce their sexual activity. After unloading and the baby is born smoothly, a proper intimate relationship is beneficial for increasing the relationship between husband and wife.
However, a few months after giving birth, many lactating mothers have become pregnant again, which makes everyone very confused: if there is no menstruation during lactation, is there no need for contraception? Why did you get pregnant so quickly?
In order to solve the confusion of mothers, let’s talk about this issue with everyone today.
1. When does lactation start menstruating?
Due to the fact that prolactin, which produces milk, inhibits the release of reproductive hormones and delays ovulation, breastfeeding mothers can enjoy a “vacation” without any worries from their aunts. But the length of time varies from person to person.
Generally speaking, most mothers will menstruate around 6 months after giving birth, some around 3 months, and some will not come during the entire lactation period.
If your menstrual period recovers earlier than others, it may be because the baby is sucking less, leading to a decrease in prolactin levels.
But whether menstruation comes early or late, it is a normal phenomenon, and it does not mean that your body has problems, so mothers should not worry too much.
2. Does not menstruation mean no need for contraception?
Do you only start contraception after the first menstrual period after giving birth?
Breastfeeding can inhibit ovulation, and low fertility can lead to luck?
Because ovulation can occur earlier than menstruation
When the amount of milk sucked into the baby decreases, the secretion of prolactin decreases accordingly, and at this point, the mother’s follicles begin to develop. Although it is still breastfeeding and menstruation has not yet arrived, the uterus has actually started ovulating. Recovery of postpartum menstrual cycle and ovarian ovulation function. According to each person’s physical condition, ovulation usually occurs around 2 weeks before menstruation, and we cannot determine when fertility will return. Some mothers even start ovulating 28 days after giving birth.
Therefore, using extended lactation as a contraceptive method is highly unreliable. In addition, there are accidents everywhere in life. If accidentally caught, it not only affects breastfeeding, but also causes great harm to the body. So, even during lactation, it is important to take good contraceptive measures and avoid taking chances.
3. What are the methods of contraception during lactation?
There are several main considerations for postpartum contraception. One is that it cannot inhibit the secretion of milk, the other is that it cannot have adverse effects on the growth and development of infants through milk, and the other is that it cannot affect the postpartum blood coagulation state.
Since you cannot rely on breastfeeding for contraception, you can try the following two methods.
Condom contraception. This is the preferred method of postpartum contraception, and contraception is a shared responsibility of both husband and wife. Don’t keep mothers taking medication, as a man should have a greater sense of responsibility.
Intrauterine device. Commonly known as ring release, it has high effectiveness. WHO recommends that breastfeeding women place levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine devices at least 4-6 weeks postpartum, and there is no evidence to suggest that they will have any impact on the total amount and quality of breast milk. However, there is a certain risk of uterine perforation during breastfeeding, and it takes 6 months for the IUD to be removed before pregnancy can resume. So we still need to consider carefully.
My summary: There is no perfect contraceptive method. It is important to consider the pros and cons comprehensively and choose the one that you can use consistently and correctly.