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: The menstrual cycle

The first postpartum period (first menstruation after childbirth) can be quite heavy. For women who do not breastfeed, it usually happens between 30 or 40 days after childbirth. For women who do breastfeed, they will have their period much later, in the days following the end of breastfeeding.