After giving birth to a baby, the postpartum mother is both excited and scared in the face of the first arrival of her aunt. The first menstruation after childbirth (menstruation) is very important for the recovery of mother’s body. Mothers need to be cautious. Mothers who don’t breastfeed usually have “old friends” within 6 to 10 weeks after delivery. The recovery time of lactating mother’s menstruation will be delayed generally, and some lactating mothers will not menstruate all the time.

Mom should pay attention to the first menstruation after childbirth. The time of menstruation will indicate your physical recovery, so mom must not take it lightly. Here are some questions about the first menstruation of mothers. I hope these answers can help mothers to get through the first menstruation safely.

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Q1: the first postpartum hemorrhage is not necessarily menstruation

Before talking about postpartum menstruation, we should first recognize vaginal bleeding for many reasons, but not every time is called menstruation; of course, menstruation is also a kind of vaginal bleeding, but the causes of vaginal bleeding also include ovulation bleeding between two menstruations, and bleeding caused by poor uterine function, etc. Lochia is also a kind of vaginal bleeding.

There is a phenomenon worthy of attention: the first postpartum menstrual vaginal bleeding is considered as menstruation by many mothers. In fact, 60% of them are anovulatory by basic thermometry. Strictly speaking, anovulatory menstruation is not real menstruation. The amount and duration of bleeding is much longer than normal menstruation, and the menstrual cycle is not allowed. Therefore, many mothers’ menstruation after childbirth will be abnormal for a period of time.

Q2: menstruation after childbirth, will mother’s constitution be poor?

Many mothers will have this doubt, postpartum menstruation will make the constitution worse? During lactation, because of the increase of prolactin, the secretion of estrogen is inhibited. At the same time, the ovary is not sensitive to the stimulation of pituitary gonadotropin, so in general, no ovulation and no menstruation.

However, there are also a few women who have less milk, whose sucking stimulation is abnormal and irregular. They are not only breastfeeding, but also may add other auxiliary foods, which can reduce the secretion of prolactin, weaken the mechanism of inhibiting menstruation, and cause menstruation to resume. In particular, women who have a longer period of lactation are more likely to have menstruation. Menstruation does not mean that a lactating woman is poor or unhealthy.


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