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