PREGNANCY'S MATE

Important Reminders After Your Pregnancy

Soon after childbirth, your body will begin to readjust back to normal. In the meantime, you should know what to expect so you remain prepared and protected.

Ovulation will begin and your menstrual cycle returns... along with your periods. This takes only a few weeks for some while it may take months for others. When it begins depends on a few things. It may start 6-8 weeks after childbirth if you decide not to breastfeed your child. If you breastfeed, the menstrual cycle may not begin again until you stop nursing your child.

How light or heavy your period is when it returns will vary from person to person. It is not unusual for it to be different from before you were pregnant. It could become heavier and even cramping could be more severe for a time.

The Road To Recovery
Your reproductive system will take about 6 weeks to get back to normal after giving birth. Of course, you should expect a lot of changes during this time. While your newborn baby may be the only thing on your mind right now, it is important to take good care of yourself too.

During these 6 weeks, your uterus will gradually shrink back to its normal size. It will finally end up at its pre-pregnancy size but there may be some pain and discomfort caused during this process. Just remember that these contractions are only a sign that your body is returning back to normal.

Your INTIMATE Care After Pregnancy
It has been months since you have needed feminine protection so some may have forgotten about it. But don't be caught unprepared!

A few short days after childbirth, you may experience a discharge similar to a heavy menstrual flow. This is called a "lochia" period and normally lasts 2-4 weeks. Here are some tips to keep you feeling fresh during this important time.

The first few days right after childbirth are when this discharge is at its heaviest. Relax and prepare yourself with suitable sanitary napkins for your protection.

As the "lochia" discharge becomes less over time, you can gradually switch back to normal sanitary napkins for daytime use. As this "lochia" discharge gets lighter and lighter over time, it is a sign that your body is fast returning to normal.

When your normal menstrual cycle begins, it may be slightly different from the menstrual cycles you remember from before your pregnancy. Do not worry; it will soon be back to normal again. However, do remember that the best INTIMATE products are here to care for you during this time.

And, of course, no matter how the "lochia" discharge is, always remember to change your sanitary napkin frequently. This will not only help the healing, it will also keep you more comfortable. For tampon users, it is best to not use them during this time until your regular period returns.

Source:http://www.menstruation.com.au/periodpages/food.html