Ten months pregnant, “good friends” haven’t come to us for nearly a year. The first menstruation after childbirth makes new mothers a little nervous. Postpartum one or two months, the body has not recovered, when does menstruation come? What do we need to pay attention to?

Common doubts about postpartum menstruation

Lochia and menstruation are indistinguishable

Menstruation is periodic uterine bleeding in mature women about once a month. Lochia is a secretion caused by endometrial peeling and mixed with residual blood, white blood cells, mucus and tissue in the uterus. In the early stage of postpartum, because blood and blood clots are the main components of lochia, the secretion appears very bright red in the first 3-4 days. During this period, when a pregnant woman gets up for the first time (or after a long period of bed rest), more blood may suddenly gush out of the vagina, which is the discharge of lochia.

How long does postpartum menstruation return to normal

The time of the first menstruation after delivery will be different according to whether the mother is breastfeeding or not; Non lactating mothers, on average, have menstruation and ovulation within 6-10 weeks postpartum, that is, within two months postpartum; For breastfeeding mothers, ovulation can be prolonged to about 24-27 weeks, or later. Therefore, the amount and time of the first menstruation will depend on the quality of the individual body.

Less menstrual blood / more menstrual blood

Some new mothers have little postpartum menstrual menstruation, which is mainly caused by blood deficiency or traumatic bleeding. Sometimes or part of the endometrium adhesion, can also occur menorrhagia. If the amount of bleeding per menstruation is large, it is mainly caused by organic diseases.

Under normal circumstances, the menstrual blood volume of each menstrual cycle generally does not exceed 30 ml ~ 50 ml. if it exceeds 80 ml, it can be diagnosed as menorrhagia. Everyone’s menstrual blood volume in the menstrual cycle is different, which can only be judged according to their own situation.

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