From period to pregnancy everything is dependent on the hormonal functions. And we all accept that missing period is a sign of pregnancy when women remain free from the menstrual cycles. But, after your delivery, you would probably wonder thinking that what will happen next with your menstrual cycle this time!
After pregnancy breastfeeding plays an important role in which periods depend on how fast it will return or not. Just like a newborn baby, periods after pregnancy also can change the life of a woman. It appears somehow different!
The period after pregnancy returns late. It takes almost six to eight weeks after giving birth a child if you don’t breastfeed. If your period comes quickly after your normal delivery, your doctor can recommend you not to use tampons during your first menstruation after post-pregnancy. The use of tampon can cause trauma during this time of body healing, this is why doctor gives advice not to use it. But, there remain many unknown incidents during pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy which you should take consciously and be careful about it.
1. The period during Pregnancy!!!
We know that during pregnancy there remains a high level of progesterone and other pregnancy hormones that hinder the progress of menstrual cycle or ovulation. Meanwhile, you may have light bleeding during your pregnancy. But, this type of bleeding during pregnancy is surprisingly common. At the beginning of the pregnancy, such bleeding is natural. Generally, during your pregnancy, you will not shed any blood except those brownish spots which you possibly have at an early age of the pregnancy. This is not menstruation. It is called implantation bleeding or light bleeding that is caused by embedding fertilized egg into your uterus line. If it continues for a prolonged time, it becomes a matter of worriedness. Unfortunately, spotting or bleeding can be a sign of first miscarriage. Bleeding because of miscarriage can be mistaken as a period, even you may overlap it with the PMS or PMDD because of its extreme pain.
2. Period Comes Back after Delivery!!!
During pregnancy, a body releases Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone along with the high level of progesterone. This is why you will not get your period during your pregnancy. It is risky when the progesterone level becomes low as it will lead to the possibility of miscarriage. After delivery, the level of progesterone may fluctuate for which you may get your period either sooner or later.
3. Depend on your breastfeeding!!!
When breastfeeding, Your body releases prolactin, oxytocin, and progesterone to produce milk. When your baby consumes your breast milk, the level of progesterone will increase even after delivery. You will need a lower level of progesterone in order to have the cycle. As a result, those mothers who do not feed their baby by breastfeeding will get their period back sooner. Generally, breastfeeding mothers usually spend 5 to 7 month without their period. On the contrary, the mothers who are feeding their baby, get their period back only 6 weeks after delivery. Though the numbers may vary according to their bodies.
4. Baby’s attachment to breasts!!!
When your baby will not be attached too much with the breastfeeding, you would get your period back soon. On the other hand, when your baby will be used to your breast milk, you will get late probably you may have some period-free months. Even when a mother is breastfeeding only because of comfort sucking, her body will instigate to produce prolactin which also influences your progesterone level to grow up.
5. Sleeping scheduled for Baby!!!
A woman most likely to get her period back sooner when her baby sleeps most of the day-times or it may be in the night too. That means less your baby sucks your breasts, you will get back your period soon. Less baby sleep means you have to feed your breast more frequently, which must affect your menstrual cycle.