Contraception after birth
A young mother in the first place is its crumb. However, sooner or later, she still returns to normal life, including sex. And, of course, immediately want to get pregnant only very few women. Before The bulk of them raises the question of the need for protection from unintended pregnancy.
Many women find that the bestway to avoid unintended pregnancy - is breast-feeding. This is partly true - but note, only in part. And this part is not always. Unfortunately, it is so great as we would like it to women.
Just as the calendar method of protectionis not for everyone young mothers, lactation amenorrhea method works only half of the women. And one can never predict in advance whether a woman lucky this time. Therefore, to protect themselves from pregnancy should all young mothers without exception.
Perhaps one of them will wave his hand to suchquestion as contraception after giving birth, believing that children - is everything. Of course, with this statement no one would argue - the kids really are the main joy in the lives of most women. However, pregnant immediately after birth, doctors - gynecologists and pediatricians do not recommend highly. In such a restriction has a very good and fair grounds.
Nowadays perfect health has a verya small number of women. And so it is hardly newfound body young mother immediately ready for a new pregnancy. However, nature has not considered this feature, and therefore the risk of conception is still quite large. If pregnancy still occurs, it can very much "undermine" the woman's health.
And, moreover, its body to some extentexhausted and depleted previous pregnancy, so it is very high risk that the future child will not get the required amount of nutrients and vitamins, such as folic acid, calcium, iron. As a result, the child may be born with developmental delays, iron deficiency anemia and hypoxia.
And the woman is very rarelypsychologically ready for the second consecutive pregnancy. After all, she was very tired, caring for the baby, and that he took all of her thoughts and desires, experiences and plans. As a rule, the minimum term of a break between pregnancies is two or even three years. And even more so in any case should not become pregnant if the woman has not yet ended the period of lactation.
Accordingly, in almost all casesimmediate pregnancy, immediately following the birth, will lead to almost inevitable abortion. On the dangers of abortion said and written a lot, so in this article we will not talk again about what a negative impact abortion has on women's health and psyche.
And pay attention to the following fact: a woman who recently had a baby, it is much harder to tolerate abortion as psychologically and physically. First, the woman's uterus is completely returned to its normal state after about a year, and before the expiry of this period, a very high probability of damage to the endometrium during the abortion.
In addition, the young mother just gavelife his crumbs, and the memories of pregnancy is still too fresh and exciting. So decide to have an abortion for her - a very difficult decision, in which she is experiencing severe psychological trauma. And if this psychological trauma imposed prolonged postnatal depression, a woman may need serious help doctors and sometimes long-term treatment.
Many women argue that in the caseif a woman notices her pregnancy at the earliest timing of her, she can do a medical abortion, which entails far fewer complications than an ordinary vacuum, and even more so a surgical abortion. However, the psychological harm of such abortion is no less than that of the ordinary. And, in addition, do not forget that a woman should take certain medications that contain huge amounts of potent hormones for medical abortion. And accordingly, breastfeeding woman will be forced to give up, since this drug penetrates well into breast milk.
Contraception after delivery, in addition to protectionwomen against unwanted pregnancy, a woman's body is designed to protect against the penetration of various infections. After the first year after childbirth reproductive system of women is very vulnerable and susceptible to the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms with which to fight the body has not yet been able to.
This phenomenon is explained by several factors:
- Damage to the reproductive tract
Even if a woman has hadnatural childbirth, not accompanied by any gaps, we can not completely exclude the possibility of the presence of microscopic cracks and fractures of the genital tract, which remained unnoticed by doctors, and a woman are in no way concerned. But to continue the regeneration of these micro traumas may last rather long time - about a year. Here are the most microdamages and can become true "gateway" for a variety of infections.
As mentioned above, pregnancyquite strongly "exhausting" the woman's body. And furthermore, during pregnancy in all women without exception significantly reduced immunity. This is a prerequisite for successful childbearing.
And so the body becomes more vulnerable and notcan resist the pathogenic microflora with the same efficiency. As a result, the risk of infections, including sexually transmitted increases considerably. Knock same protection to reduce the risk of infection.
Prevention methods against unwanted pregnancy
So, the fact that immediately after pregnancydelivery is undesirable, is clear to everyone. Now we need to deal with the fact that you must begin to protect themselves, and what features does contraception after childbirth. However, the approach to this issue must be with all the responsibility, because the body of young mothers is largely different from the body of a woman who had a baby more than two years ago, or even did not give birth at all.
It is not necessary to choose the means for contraceptionyourself as a very big chance to make a mistake, and stop the choice on the means of protection, which will bring much more harm to the female body than good. It is much wiser to visit a doctor - a gynecologist, who will pick up that method of contraception, which is optimally suitable for you, taking into account all of the body and the health of the individual characteristics.
Do not delay the visit to the gynecologist. Many women mistakenly believe that you need to go to the gynecologist after first period is over. However, it is not! In no case do not forget that before the coming of the first menstruation, a woman's body must occur ovulation.
But surely all women, without exception,remember that it is during ovulation, fertilization of the egg. And if in the case when the menstrual cycle in women are more or less regular, it can even calculate roughly when she is ovulating. And if a woman has menstrual period after birth has not, and to know when ovulation occurs first, just simply impossible - it can happen in a month, and after three and six months.
This trap has got a huge amount ofWomen who were not protected after birth - the sex act took place at the time of ovulation, pregnancy occurs. Accordingly, menstruating woman does not start, and it is not zapodazrivaet nothing unusual, because he believes that not just simply has not recovered menstrual cycle after birth. And not always a woman realizes that she is pregnant, quickly - sometimes even before the crumb is not to stir in my mother's tummy, she remains in the dark.
Doctors recommend women start to be protected, depending on what particular its breastfeeding:
- Regular breastfeeding
In that case, if the woman is nursing her childonly breast milk, and feeding is not scheduled and on-demand, in an amount in which wants the baby, they can wait with protection around until the child is four months. However, in this case, in any case we should not forget that the first rule of ovulation is always true - their condition a woman should monitor carefully enough.
- Irregular breastfeeding
In the same case, if a woman is breastfeeding her childbreasts regularly, on schedule, and not at the request or the baby is mixed feeding, avoid pregnancy should be started already in the sixth week after birth. Incidentally, it was after this amount of time after birth the doctors allow spouses to resume sexual activity.
As mentioned above, methods of contraceptionafter childbirth should pick a doctor. Nowadays it is very widespread have hormonal contraceptives. Nevertheless, hormones for contraception postpartum lactating mothers frightened - women fear that they may harm the baby. In fact, this is not so - the dose of hormones so negligible that they will not bring any harm to the child.
However, we draw your attention once again - likemeans for contraception can be used only after consultation with your doctor - a gynecologist. In the same case. If for some - any reason a woman can not visit a doctor, she should opt for the use of condoms. The use of condoms has so many positives:
- Ease of use - no need for any - or preconditioning.
- No effect on the mother, the child, the composition and the taste of breast milk.
- Effectively protects not only against unintended pregnancies but also from entering the female reproductive organs of pathogenic microflora.
Try to take the most seriouslyprotection issue. Interrupt intercourse as contraception after birth - is not the best remedy. Correctly choosing a contraceptive agent, you take care not only of the physical but also the psychological health. After constant stress about the possible dangers of pregnant women affects the psyche is not the best way. And the pleasure of sexual intercourse in this case is very doubtful.</ P>