Some women believe that if they breastfeed, pregnancy can not occur. But this is not the case, pregnancy is possible, so in this period of his life, a woman should use contraceptives. If the state of emergency had happened (the condom broke, forgot to take the pill and mini-pill, etc.), it is necessary to resort to emergency contraception - it is still better than abortion.
When a nursing mother is to hedge using emergency contraception
Even in the maternity hospital obstetricians usually advise women to use one or another method of contraception, designed for nursing mothers. It may be barrier methods (condom, the cap, diaphragm) or pills mini-pill, which include progestins (synthetic analogues of the female sex hormone progesterone) in small doses.
The constant use of contraceptives is necessary in order to avoid accidents. During lactation pituitary hormone prolactin suppresses ovulation
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That is a natural contraception. But the big break between feedings (more than four to six hours), the pregnancy may still, therefore, recommended for permanent protection methods.
Sometimes regular contraceptive methods may "tear" - the condom broke
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It was not just accepted tablet mini-pill, and so forth. In this case, after unprotected sexual intercourse is recommended to resort to emergency contraception.
Previously, the purpose of emergency contraception used different kinds of irrigation, but the effectiveness of this method is extremely low. Today, therefore, recommended that nursing mothers to resort to emergency contraception using hormone pills - eskapel and Postinor.
How do eskapel and postinor
Eskapel and postinor - a drug for emergency contraception, which include a synthetic analogue of progesterone levonorgestrel. These drugs are virtually identical, the only difference is in the dose of main active ingredient: in Postinor it contains two times less than in eskapel so postinor take a tablet twice at an interval of 12 hours, and eskapel enough to take once.
Large doses of levonorgestrel greatly inhibit the formation of female sex hormones estrogen, which slows down the ripening egg and makes it impossible to exit from the ovary (ovulation). Under the influence of this drug there are also changes in the endometrium of the uterus, resulting in the resulting embryo will not be able to penetrate into the wall of the uterus.
Rules for emergency contraception nursing mothers
First of all, you need to know that levonorgestrel is excreted in human milk, so the next day after taking the drug to breast-feed the child will not be.
To carry out the emergency contraceptive Postinor or eskapel be taken no later than three days after unprotected sex, but it is better to do it the first day. If a woman has already begun menstruating, the day of the menstrual cycle
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for receiving these drugs does not matter.
Take one pill Postinor or eskapel, and 12 hours later a second pill Postinor (if accepted eskapel, the second tablet is not required). If for three hours after the first or second vomited tablets, one must take one tablet.
Take postinor eskapel or twice during one menstrual cycle can not use it every month and desirable - is a sharp blow to the body hormonal women, which may lead to bleeding.
In some cases, nursing mothers can not be carried out with the help of emergency contraception Postinor and eskapel
Nursing mothers should not be carried out with the help of emergency contraception Postinor eskapel or if she has liver problems, if you are hypersensitive to the components of this drug during pregnancy. With care and postinor eskpel
Postinor - used very carefully!
should be used in diseases of the biliary tract, and ulcerative colitis. If postinor or eskapel was adopted, but the pregnancy still come, you can save it as a negative impact on the fetus does not have a levonorgestrel.
Side effects of levonorgestrel appears rarely, but still it is possible. It is a headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding not related to menstrual, transient disturbances of the menstrual cycle. And possible allergic reactions.
Emergency contraception during breast-feeding is sometimes necessary, but it can not take place frequently - this can cause severe hormonal disorders in women.