Fol­low these few tips to get your pe­riod back on track post de­liv­ery:

Mother & Baby - - BUMP TO BIRTH -

Main­tain a well-balanced diet

Eat­ing nu­tri­tious meals that in­clude a lot of fruit, veg­eta­bles, legumes and meats, will help sta­bilise your hor­monal lev­els and will bring them back to nor­mal. Make sure you con­sume plenty of wa­ter and avoid junk food.

Ex­er­cise reg­u­larly

Most women gain ex­ces­sive weight dur­ing preg­nancy and find it dif­fi­cult to shed all those ki­los. Ex­cess weight gain can cause ir­reg­u­lar pe­ri­ods. With a lit­tle ef­fort and per­se­ver­ance, ex­er­cis­ing reg­u­larly can help get your men­strual cy­cle back to its rou­tine. Prac­tice jog­ging, brisk walk­ing, yoga and other ex­er­cises that will help re­store your me­tab­o­lism.

Re­lax and avoid stress

A lot of women suf­fer from post-par­tum de­pres­sion that can lead to stress. Be­com­ing a mother and ful­fill­ing the needs of a new­born is no easy task. The added stress can lead to ir­reg­u­lar menses. It is ad­vis­able to prac­tise re­lax­ation tech­niques and med­i­tate as of­ten as pos­si­ble.

Avoid us­ing con­tra­cep­tion pills

Your hor­mones are al­ready in flux post birth. Us­ing pills can make mat­ters worse as they work by fluc­tu­at­ing hor­mones in the body. If you are sex­u­ally ac­tive, use con­doms or non-hor­monal con­tra­cep­tion in­stead.

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