Regular Periods After a C-Section – All You Need to Know
Once you have delivered a baby, you no more expect your menstrual period to come as before. Bouncing back to your menstrual cycle is completely dependent on your hormones and your daily routine. Mothers who tend to be extra active enjoy the routine life of menstrual cycle even after delivering a baby. Having a caesarean can affect the type of periods you have after delivery, however, spotting occurs more frequently after caesarean birth.
After caesarean, the length of period differs along with the color of blood and also the amount. For some, it is more while for some it is very less. After delivery, the level of estrogen, progesterone drops down than the normal level. If you bottle-feed, your periods will recur within 12 weeks in 70 percent of cases, but if you breastfeed exclusively, prolactin levels remain high, preventing ovulation on average for 6 months. If you are not ready for another pregnancy, you should use contraceptives.
Once your delivery is done, you can see a bloody discharge for 4 to 6 weeks called lochia. The color is lighter in color and you are mostly confused with the color of periods. While on another hand, if you have done caesarean you can experience heavy bleeding. While the color of your period may differ few days after surgery but gradually your periods become normal again. If your period does not come back normal few months after surgery, try to consult a doctor.