Looking for information about your first few periods after childbirth? Pregnant and concerned about wearing postpartum pads or tampons after childbirth? Pregnancy affects the menstrual cycle of all women and the type of protection needed.

Find lots of information about pregnancy and your first periods after childbirth below!

Childbirth: Absence of periods

Yes, you can. An absence of your period does not mean you are not fertile! In fact, ovulation can occur even if your period has not started again. Therefore, in spite of what was once believed, breastfeeding will not prevent you from getting pregnant again.

In order to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, you should use contraception when having sexual intercourse. There are low-dose pills that you can take in order to avoid a pregnancyYour gynecologist will be able to inform you about appropriate contraception methods.