Optimal break between pregnancies
What time interval between births can be considered sparing and optimal for the female body? Doctors advise to plan pregnancy so, that the break was not less than 2-3 years. This kind of rest is necessary for a woman to recover after the first birth, replenish the body of substances stored in the body during pregnancy and childbirth. Of course, if the pregnancy occurred before the above-mentioned period, this does not mean that it should not end with the birth of a second child. The question is the burden on the female body. If the first pregnancy was normal, the labor passed without complications, the cycle was restored, there are no inflammatory processes in the body, then why not give birth to a brother or sister to the first-born? To give birth or not to give birth is the choice of a woman, and he is individual. Many women go from one decree to another. Of course, the moral aspect of supporting such a mummy plays an important role in this case. If there is, whom to help, on whom to rely, then the second baby can be given birth with a small break after the first.
When a woman decides to have a second child almost immediately after the first, then modern medicine, good doctors, material opportunities will help give birth to the second child healthy and strong.
Probability of conception after childbirth
Those mothers who are not in a hurry with the second child are interested in the possibility of pregnancy when breastfeeding. Therefore, it is necessary to have information about what happens to the menstrual cycle after childbirth.
During pregnancy, the pituitary gland of a future mother actively produces the hormone prolactin. He prepares the mammary glands for breastfeeding the baby. Prolactin stimulates lactation and at the same time suppresses ovulation. When a child sucks a breast, the prolactin secretion is activated. But it falls in breaks between feedings. Usually if mom feeds her son or daughter only with breast, prolactin ovulation suppresses completely. This is called lactational amenorrhea, that is, the absence of menstruation during the period of breastfeeding. But there are cases when, with sufficient lactation, the mummy cycle is quickly restored.
As for the probability of conception during the feeding period, it is necessary to consider the following:
- There are no regularities of the restoration of the ability to conceive. Yes, breastfeeding delays ovulation. However, it is impossible to predict the period of the first ovulation (a period favorable for conception). These terms are strictly individual. Even for the same woman, the recovery of ovulation after one birth can occur in a month, and after the others - three. That is, you can not rely on previous experience. In non-breastfeeding moms, menstruation begins earlier than those who feed babies with babies. The earliest ovulation can occur in the fourth week after delivery in a woman who does not breast-feed and in the seventh week - in a nursing woman.
- After the woman's menstrual cycle is restored, there can be anovulatory cycles (monthly without ovulation).
- Absence of menstruation is not equivalent to the impossibility of conception. The moment of conception can fall just in the middle of the recovering cycle.
- When a second pregnancy occurs, the child very often refuses milk from the mother. And this can be a signal of pregnancy, which the woman does not expect and does not even suggest its possibility. Therefore, contraception and during breastfeeding will not be superfluous, but rather mandatory. During this period, women who do not want a second child should choose the correct contraceptive. And this is already a question for the gynecologist.