After giving birth, your menstrual cycle will not go back to normal for a time . The irregular period in postpartum is totally normal and is a part of your body adjusting back to its pre-pregnancy state.
If you are currently breastfeeding, you might notice that your period is still not going back to normal or is completely absent. This happens due to a hormone that makes milk which is known as prolactin.
Prolactin hinders your body from ovulating as well as stops or changes your menstrual cycle. You don’t need to worry as your period will be more consistent after you stop breastfeeding.
Hormonal birth control
A hormonal birth control’s function is to stop ovulation, so pregnancy cannot happen. However, this type of birth control might mess up your menstrual cycle if taken erratically (at varying times per day), especially if you have missed some doses.
Some women might experience some changes in the volume of their menstrual blood, and some have inconsistencies with their bleeding patterns.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
One of the main causes of irregular menstruation in women is PCOS.
PCOS is a condition that results from hormonal imbalance, which causes the eggs in the ovaries to not mature. The disruption in normal estrogen and progesterone levels result to anovulation. https://wp.hellodoctor.com.ph/womens-health/pcos-causes-symptoms/
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): All You Need To Know