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Menstruation after child birth, safe birth control methods for lactating mothers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I am 27 yrs old, had a baby girl this Jan..Had a normal delivery
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I had my periods on July 27th..First after delivery..Will my periods be regular i.e.monthly from now on?
User :   I am still feeding her..But my cycle has not happened after July..
Doctor :   Yes, Usually females get their periods after six months of their delivery.
Doctor :   But in some cases as their are feeding it can prolong for a month or a two.
Doctor :   There is no need to worry. You might get your periods after a month or so.
User :   ok..So it is natural if the cycles are irregular
Doctor :   Sorry, but let me get through your question again.
Doctor :   You stated that you had periods on july 27th and then you didn't have any periods. Am I right?
User :   yes
User :   correct
Doctor :   Ok, as I stated earlier sometimes due to hormonal imbalance the periods might get irregular after delivery and due to feeding.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   I advise you to wait for few more days and if you don't get your periods you need to visit a Gynecologist to get evaluated and if required he/she might prescribe you hormonal pills for regulation of periods depending on the cause.
User :   Whats the best contraceptive method to use..
Doctor :   In lactation mothers the best contraceptive would be IUCD implantation.
Doctor :   Other than this MINI pills and condoms would be helpful.
User :   What is IUCD implantation Dr?
Doctor :   IUCD is an implant placed in the uterus by the doctor which is enriched with hormones. These hormones are secreted regularly.
Doctor :   The life period of the implant ranges from 6 months to 5 yrs.
User :   ok
User :   Can we go by the safest days in the cycle and choose not to use any other method?
Doctor :   Yes, you can follow these methods only if your periods are regular but this too has high failure rates.
Doctor :   The safe period are 7 days before the periods and 7 days after the periods.
User :   ok
User :   Thanks Doctor.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   Thats it..Thanks
User :   For your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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