After giving birth you need to wait at least six weeks before using a tampon, or you could be at risk of infection. The initial bleeding after birth is called lochia, and you should use maternity pads for this.
Thereof, do tampons hurt after childbirth?
Sometimes it's slightly painful to insert or remove a tampon simply because your vagina is dry. You may also be drier after childbirth or during breast-feeding or perimenopause, when levels of estrogen are low. Using a lubricant should help relieve the dryness and make it easier for the applicator to slide in.
Also, how long is first postpartum period?
A 2011 analysis of six previous studies found that most women got their first periods between 45 and 94 days after giving birth. One study in the review found that the average first period happened at 74 days postpartum.
Why do I have to wait 6 weeks after giving birth?
Pregnancy leads to a lot of physical changes to your body. That's why it's important to give yourself four to six weeks after delivery before you have sex again. During your recovery period, the uterus will shrink, hormones will return to pre-pregnancy levels, and muscles will regain strength and stability.
Do tampons fit differently after childbirth?
Post-childbirth you may find you need a larger tampon if you have given birth vaginally. This is because your vaginal canal will be looser, at least for a few months, and you may struggle to keep a tampon firmly inside. If this is the case try the next size up from your usual one.