No Menstruation After Delivery?
Tonight … I want to ask. I in August 2019 yesterday gave birth to the 3rd child. And my baby’s age would be 6 months. My husband and I have never had sex. And I have never had a period after giving birth. Because the experience of the first child to number two I conceded the age of my first child 11 months, I was pregnant with my second child. What I want to ask 1. Can I have sex while I haven’t menstruated. 2. Can I get pregnant again right away? 3. What is the cause of my indirect menstruation? Thank you in advance .. Good evening Mama Agnes
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Non-menstrual conditions after childbirth is a common and normal occurrence related to breastfeeding, so the possibility of occurrence will be greater in mothers who are actively breastfeeding. This is caused by a hormone that triggers the production of breast milk, namely hornon prolactin has an inhibitory effect on the hormone estrogen, which is a hormone that plays a role in the process of egg formation and its release from the ovary (ovulation). If the egg is not formed or can not get out of the egg bladder, then menstrual conditions can not occur. In this condition, pregnancy cannot occur. The method of pregnancy prevention by utilizing this condition is called the Amenorrhea Lactation Method (MAL).
This non-menstrual condition can last for about 6 months, because in general mothers exclusively breastfeed for up to 6 months, can also last longer if intensive breastfeeding lasts more than 6 months, otherwise it can end faster when mothers rarely breastfeed or milk production is inhibited. Therefore, the contraceptive method by utilizing the MAL condition is quite high in its failure rate, because it cannot be predicted when the end of the MAL period. Therefore, if it is intended to postpone pregnancy, it is better to continue using other contraceptives in addition to utilizing the MAL period.
When the MAL period is over, the menstrual cycle will continue as usual again (if there are no abnormalities), so the egg can form, and ovulate again, and can be fertilized again by sperm, so that it can get pregnant again.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)