The first ovulation after childbirth

When does ovulation occur after childbirth?

What determines the onset of ovulation?

Ovulation involves the release of the egg from the ovary into the fallopian tube due to rupture of the mature follicle. The main purpose of this process in the body is the release of the egg from the follicle, so that the spermatozoon fertilizes it, that is, conception occurs. With the normal functioning of the female body, ovulation occurs somewhere in the middle of the menstrual cycle.

When a woman is in the postpartum period, and the menstrual cycle has not resumed, it is difficult to determine without additional studies, ovulation occurs or not. This process is purely individual and depends on several circumstances. First of all, if the mother feeds the child exclusively with the breast, and the breaks between the feedings are no more than 3-4 hours, then the body produces enough hormone, which suppresses ovulation. And experts say that the chance of getting pregnant with lactational amenorrhea is minimal. This method is effective if the crumb has not turned six months old, and you are breastfeeding it, do not give lures and adhere to all the other rules of this method of contraception.

Secondly, many experts claim that in some women the menstrual cycle and ovulation are resumed only two to three months after delivery. There are cases, that monthly go, and ovulation does not occur or on the contrary. Therefore, regardless of the situation, if a woman begins to have sex after childbirth, she must necessarily think about the methods of contraception, which can be combined with breastfeeding. Surely in your circle of friends there are married couples who bring up children-weather, and not always such a difference in age was desired by the parents. In addition, we emphasize your attention to the fact that the female body after pregnancy and childbirth requires rest for at least two years, since a woman spends a lot of energy and energy during the first pregnancy, and after the birth of a crumb, the body also needs vitamins, a full rest. And if she again prepares to become a mother, and the time after the first birth was short, then the body has practically nothing to give to the future baby, and the health of the pregnant woman will also not be in the best condition. Therefore, it is so important to make at least the recommended interval between pregnancies.

If not breastfeeding, ovulation can occur faster

Gynecologists say that the possibility of ovulation in the first 6 weeks after birth is minimal. Because at this time, women have postpartum spotting. The body is cleansed of the excesses that were needed during pregnancy to provide the fetus with everything necessary. Usually, the allocation data is not less than two or three weeks.

In addition, if the menstruation has not resumed, and after the birth it has already been two to three months, it is better to have an ultrasound test, check the health status and clarify with the specialist: whether the organism has already ovulated. You can also use tests for ovulation, but the application of this method in the absence of menstruation is difficult and will be expensive.

If a woman for various reasons after giving birth does not breastfeed, ovulation may occur 8-10 weeks after birth.

Therefore, women who do not want to become pregnant soon after the first birth should carefully consider the issue of contraception. And follow the onset of ovulation, choose a reliable way to protect against unwanted pregnancy and do not believe the common misconceptions that immediately after childbirth do not become pregnant, that in the absence of menstruation, sex is safe. Because these are only assumptions, and each organism is individual and determines when to resume fertility.

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