At about 40 weeks of gestation, the uterus of a pregnant mother changes greatly, from an initial organ weighing about 50g with a volume of 5ml to an organ that can hold the fetus, placenta, umbilical cord, amniotic fluid, and so on.
After going through pregnancy and childbirth, the uterus starts to start the repair procedures such as uterine body muscle fiber retraction and endometrial regeneration, and slowly recover to the state before pregnancy.
Postpartum new mothers can also be taken to breastfeeding, abdominal massage, appropriate exercise and other ways to promote better uterine recovery.
Discrimination of uterine recovery by lochia
In general, the uterus will take about 6 weeks to return to the unpregnancy state after the placenta is delivered, and some will take longer to recover slowly. The uterus recovers well and can be reflected in the discharge of postpartum lochia.
Lochia is a brown-red liquid that is discharged from the vagina after normal delivery. Under normal circumstances, in the three or four days after the birth of the child, the lochia usually has more color, and the color is also bright red. After 5 to 10 days after delivery, the color of the lochia begins to fade slowly, generally 10 to 14 days after delivery. The color of the lochia has turned white or yellowish.
The amount of lochia also has a certain relationship with the mode of delivery and postpartum diet. However, there are also some women with poor recovery of the uterus. They may still discharge bloody and large amounts of lochia in the two weeks after delivery, and some may even see rotten or fetal membrane-like things.
5 ways to restore uterus.
“timely and effective measures to promote uterine smooth muscle contraction and lochia excretion are the key to prevent and treat uterine involution. “after giving birth to the baby, the mother can take the following measures to better restore the uterus to the pre-pregnancy state.
Many new mothers are aware of the importance of breastfeeding for newborn babies. In fact, breastfeeding is not only beneficial to the newborn, but also very beneficial to the recovery of the womb of the puerpera.
Baby in sucking mother’s breast milk, can stimulate the nipple areola on the sensory nerve and promote the pituitary secretion of oxytocin, thereby promoting uterine contraction, promote the discharge of lochia, and then promote the recovery of the uterus. Therefore, for the postpartum new mother, if possible, so that the baby sucking more breast.
2. Abdominal massage:
After the birth of children, clockwise massage of the abdomen, the uterus and abdominal points can be directly stimulated to enhance the excitement of the uterine muscle to promote contractions, plus massage with appropriate force, can also help the discharge of blood stasis in the uterus. Thus, it is beneficial for the uterus to recover to the pre-pregnancy level.
3. Guaranteed nutrition:
After childbirth, a new mother needs both to recover her body and to provide her new baby with adequate and nutritious milk. Therefore, it is very important for the new mother to ensure adequate nutrition after childbirth.
For new mothers, adequate supplementation of good quality protein, such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, soybeans, and soy products, is a good source of quality protein after childbirth.
It should be noted that despite the new mother’s high demand for nutrition, but still need to step by step, in the normal diet on the basis of attention to the appropriate control of the amount of supplement.
4. Proper exercise:
The new mother of natural childbirth, can begin to get out of bed activity in postpartum 6 to 12 hours commonly.
Proper activity is also important for lochia excretion and uterine involution, but new mothers need to be reminded that when they get out of bed for the first time, it is best to be accompanied by family members, and that they should not be away from bed for too long. The intensity should not be too great.
5. Low frequency bioelectrical stimulation:
Low-frequency bioelectrical stimulation is an effective method for uterine recovery. It increases pelvic floor muscle contraction and blood circulation through low-frequency electrical stimulation, which drives the movement of the uterus and promotes the elimination of blood stasis in the uterus. To promote the recovery of the uterus.