What is post partum?
Postpartum is simply the period that begins after childbirth and lasts until the return from childbirth. Post-delivery bleeding, or lochia, is abundant and lasts up to several weeks. The uterus, returning to its pre-pregnancy shape, eliminates the last remnants of placenta and uterine tissue. At the maternity hospital, thick sanitary pads - unpleasant but necessary - can end up causing irritation. Elia is there to take over when you get home.
Why not before?
This is because bleeding up to 3-4 days after childbirth is very heavy and contains clots. You'll need to change your clothes regularly and you won't be able to run so many machines to wash your underwear! On the other hand, we recommend our Armande menstrual shorty as soon as you return from the maternity ward, for the lochia (post-partum bleeding) that will continue: it is inadvisable to use menstrual cups and tampons at this time, while your vagina and cervix return to normal and to avoid any risk of infection. Our shorty, on the other hand, will be perfect day and night, to avoid irritation, particularly in the case of episiotomy or tears. We advise you to bring several copies so that you're always a little ahead of the game.
And what is the return of diapers?
These are simply the first periods that return after childbirth. The menstrual cycle starts up again as time goes by.
When does it take place?
If you're not breastfeeding, you'll usually return to labor one and a half to two months after delivery. In cases where you are breast-feeding your baby, it may occur several months later (generally 3 to 5 months after delivery).
What type of periods for diaper returns?
Generally speaking, these first periods cycles are longer and the flow is heavier than your usual periods. The very first cycles are often irregular, and you'll have to let a few pass before you get back to normal. However, for some women, the stomach aches s'fade away compared to their pre-pregnancy periods .
Would you like to know more about the different trimesters that make up pregnancy? Would you like to feel protected during the postpartum period? Choose our Elia menstrual pants