Tampons & Birth
Tampons are taboo for at least six to eight weeks after giving birth. The reason for this is that the uterine wall has to heal first. The post-birth vaginal discharge takes care of cleaning out the „baby cave“ tissue. This tissue has to flow out freely so that it does not cause infection in the uterus. Sanitary pads are best for this purpose. In the first days after the birth, the maternity ward generally hands out especially thick sanitary pads.
Ask your gynecologist during your follow-up appointment about whether you will be allowed to use tampons again during your next period. If you are breastfeeding, normal menstruation does not occur again for a longer period of time.