After Having A Baby, When Will Your Menstrual Cycle Restart And What Can You Expect When It Does?
Pregnancy changes your body in many ways and your menstrual cycle is often different than it was in those pre-baby days. How do your menstrual cycle and pregnancy work together?Postnatal Bleeding
Before we look at periods, let’s touch on the subject of the flow you’ll experience straight after giving birth. This is called lochia and is made up of the blood and tissue that lined your uterus. You’ll have this whether you had a vaginal or a Caesarean delivery. We’ve got lots of advice on how to deal with this postnatal bleeding but the most important thing to know is that if you pass any large clots, you should let your doctor or midwife know straight away.When Will I Get My First Period After Pregnancy?
The relationship between your menstrual cycle and pregnancy can be complicated. The first period after pregnancy varies with each woman and its timing can be influenced by whether or not you’re breastfeeding. If you're not breastfeeding, you'll probably begin menstruating between six and thirteen weeks after giving birth. If you are nursing, your period may not return for several more weeks, months, or even until after you stop breastfeeding. Another perk to breastfeeding!What Will My Periods Be Like After Pregnancy?
Some women experience slightly heavier, more irregular and possibly more painful periods than normal when they do resume. Let your doctor know if you are soaking through a pad or tampon every hour for two or more consecutive hours, you notice sudden gushes in your flow, you’re passing large blood clots or you’re are experiencing pain beyond your usual pre-pregnancy menstrual cramps. They’re experienced talking about your menstrual cycle and pregnancy and will be able to sort out any issues with you.