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.

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Childbirth: Uterine contractions

It is your uterus contracting to slowly reduce in size. It will take about one month for the uterus to go back to its pre-pregnancy shape. During the first few days after childbirth, the contractions of the uterus might be quite painful – especially after the birth of your second child – and when the mom is breastfeeding. It is also important to know that breastfeeding triggers contractions of the uterus and helps it return to its original size faster.