Now the baby is sleeping in his crib, you have to go to yours, and there he is. Who also wants his portion of love, tenderness and affection. But what to do to not become a mother again? Doctors in this regard has the answer – and even a few.
To begin with, it is worth setting priorities clearly: the method must be not only reliable, but also harmless. You can, of course, not have sex at all – but this is fraught with consequences for both the mental state and the organism of both parents.
Nature, having made a human baby the most defenseless creature on the planet, made sure that mum didn’t even think about contraception after birth. While mom is breastfeeding – she will not get pregnant, but there are some nuances here.
First, this method works only if the intervals between feedings last no more than three hours.
Secondly, if the menstruation resumed – that’s all, the tale is over, it’s time to be protected.
Before the onset of regular monthly set aside calendar cards, thermometers and all the rest. None of the clever counting methods will give more than 50% guarantee.
The second most popular and accessible method is various barriers. These include caps, diaphragms and condoms. And although not all couples love such means – they are most acceptable.
Before the first use of the diaphragm or cap, it is necessary to clarify the size of the product – after all, it could have changed after giving birth. To prevent discomfort, it is recommended to use lubricants, and even better – spermicides. The latter will not only solve the problem of dryness, but also provide additional protection.
The pill should be selected by the doctor according to the test results. The love of Russian women to independently determine the brand of oral contraceptives is fraught with not only weight gain (or vice versa), but also a reduction in the production of breast milk until lactation ceases.
The first three weeks you cannot use oral contraceptives, even if you are not breastfeeding, because this may result in the formation of thrombosis.
Such products are most recommended for lactating women, because do not affect the health of the child and lactation. IUDs can be applied immediately after childbirth, if there are no contraindications (for example, suspected infection).
It’s not so difficult to choose the most suitable way for you and your partner. The main thing is to approach this responsibly and not to hope for chance, even if you already want a second one, it is worthwhile to let your body recover.