Conclusion. The first postpartum period may be heavier and more painful than those before pregnancy, or it may be lighter and easier. Some women have their first postpartum period shortly after lochia, while others may wait many months, especially if they are breastfeeding.
When should I expect my first period after having a baby?
It’s hard to be exact about when your periods will start again, as everyone is different. If you bottle feed your baby, or combine bottle feeding with breastfeeding, your first period could start as soon as 5 to 6 weeks after you give birth.
Does your first period hurt?
Does having a period cause pain or discomfort? Some girls have a cramping pain in the lower abdomen or back or breast tenderness just before and during their periods. Others get headaches or feel dizzy. Some get nausea or diarrhea.
Does period pain reduce after childbirth?
Sooner or later after childbirth and breastfeeding, your menstrual cycle will resume. But here’s a welcome side effect: You may have fewer bothersome cramps. Some women even find that menstrual pain ceases altogether after pregnancy and childbirth.
How much bleeding is normal for first period after birth?
Whether you had a C-section or delivered vaginally, you will have bleeding for six to eight weeks after giving birth. However, this is not considered menstruation. It is called lochia. In the beginning, your lochia will be deep red, and you may pass a few blood clots.
Can I use a tampon for first period after pregnancy?
When Can I Use a Tampon After Giving Birth? Doctors recommend waiting six weeks before inserting anything in the vagina. That means you should never use tampons for lochia or a period that comes early—it could cause trauma to that very sensitive tissue.
Is your first period after having a baby heavy?
Brace yourself…the first period after giving birth is typically heavier than normal because there is extra blood in your uterine lining that needs to be shed. You may enjoy easier periods due to physical changes in the uterus and cervix, although some women experience stronger cramps.
Is 10 too early to start period?
Most girls get their first period when they’re around 12. But getting it any time between age 10 and 15 is OK. Every girl’s body has its own schedule.
What is a woman’s first period called?
Your first menstrual period is called menarche (say “MEN-ar-kee”). It usually starts sometime between ages 11 and 14. But it can happen as early as age 9 or as late as 15. If you are a teenage girl, see your doctor if you have not started having periods by age 15.
What are symptoms of a girl’s first period?
Some of the most common PMS symptoms are:
- Cramps (pain in your lower belly or lower back)
- Bloating (when your belly feels puffy)
- Breakouts (getting pimples)
- Sore breasts.
- Feeling tired.
- Mood swings (when your emotions change quickly or you feel sad, angry, or anxious)