Abundant periods after childbirth are observed in many young mothers. But in order to understand whether this is the norm or the pathological process, one needs to know which secretions are considered normal.
Discharge after childbirth are not monthly. The cause of such bleeding is placental detachment from the endometrium during childbirth. In the first days after the birth of the child, the discharge is very abundant, then it becomes scanty and resembles a kind of daub.
All women have monthly periods after childbirth at different times. It depends on whether the woman is breastfeeding or the baby is bottle-fed, and on heredity.
The first periods in the absence of lactation may come within 6 weeks after delivery. Abundant periods after childbirth begin after the cessation of breastfeeding.
In the postpartum period, the woman's menstrual cycle may change: become less or more. Duration of menstruation is not more than 7 days, may be more abundant than before birth, or vice versa scanty.
Causes of heavy periods after childbirth
If the birth took place with complications, then the first months of recovery of the menstruation cycle can be abundant.
Chronic diseases of the woman can affect the nature of discharge after childbirth. If the disease has not been cured before giving birth, then there may be abundant periods.
Another reason that affects the abundant discharge may be inflammation of the female genitals.
Also, the cause may be a not fully released placenta, which interferes with recovery.
Monthly after childbirth very abundant may be due to the intrauterine device. The helix increases the contraction of the uterus, increases the production of prostaglandins and increases the amount of secretions.
Abundant periods after childbirth - an unpleasant phenomenon that can conceive a woman.
The effects of heavy periods
Anemia can be a serious consequence of heavy discharge. The blood contains a lot of iron, which can decrease with blood loss with heavy menstruation. Because of this, iron deficiency anemia can develop. Self-treatment is undesirable, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Prevention of iron deficiency should be carried out even during pregnancy.
Prevention of anemia:
- Use only healthy food.
- Timely pass examinations and test
- Avoid overwork, rest more
- To conduct a survey when planning pregnancy, to eliminate existing chronic diseases
- Avoid stressful situations.
Abundant periods after childbirth are the norm, if there are no other signs other than profusion. But to alleviate the condition of the woman and reduce discomfort, you can reduce the amount of discharge.
It is necessary to use foods containing magnesium. Limit yourself to coffee and tea and liquids in general. This will help reduce the amount of discharge.
Childbirth is a big stress for the body, so you should not postpone visiting the doctor. You need to carefully treat your health and not to self-medicate.