getting your menstrual cycle back. Usually, this means you’re protected from getting pregnant while breastfeeding, but that’s not always the case. Some women will get their period within a couple of months following pregnancy, while others may wait up to eight months. The length of time varies from woman-to-woman and can’t necessarily be pre-determined.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of breastfeeding as a means of birth control is only effective if the following factors are present: your baby must be six months or younger, you must breastfeed exclusively (no other foods), and nurse at least six times a day. If you don’t want to risk getting pregnant during this time, it’s important to discuss birth control methods with a doctor, such as an IUD or contraceptive pill.
Weaker pelvic floor
Pregnancy and labor can inflict a lot of pressure on your pelvic floor. This added pressure can weaken your pelvic floor, making incontinence (AKA bladder troubles) likely to occur. However, this is nothing to be embarrassed about as many women experience this post-pregnancy. Fortunately, you can help strengthen your pelvic floor with regular targeted exercises.
The first method is pelvic physical therapy. This entails the internal and external manipulation of the pelvic floor by a medical professional. While this may be uncomfortable, it can aid in reducing incontinence, alleviate sexual pain, and relieve constipation. Another useful technique is practicing Kegels. The great thing about this exercise is