How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?

Kimberly - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )

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How soon after you give birth can you get pregnant?

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Sierra Danyell - posted on 11/22/2013

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Me and my husbeen just had a baby boy on nov 6th and we watied two weeks and 1 day before having sex and we couldnt wait anymore so we went ahead and had sex even tho the doctor said to wait intell 6 weeks to see if my stiches healed or not . And i stoped bleeding for two days then we had sex and i started bleeding after we had sex and he cumed inside of me and we were wondering if i could get pergenet again . We only watied like two weeks and one day and we couldnt wait any longer and we had unproted sex so could i posible be pergnet again ?

Kimberly - posted on 11/02/2012

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So should I be worried that I could get pregnant then from having unprotected sex but he pulled out? I kno that pulling out doesnt always work. So should i go on birth control then right away?

Chelsey - posted on 10/31/2012

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You can get pregnant the first time you have unprotected sex. I know some people with children 10 months apart which doesn't give your body a whole lot of time to recoup after the first child.

Lisa - posted on 11/02/2012

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I asked my midwife that question and the answer is 3 weeks after birth, and because you ovulate BEFORE a period, you don't necessarily have a period first (hope that swntance makes sense :-S ) Even if you are breastfeeding, your body can return to "normal" after 3 weeks so unprotected sex can result in another pregnancy

Mary - posted on 11/01/2012

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Most women don't actually ovulate before their first postpartum period, unless it is more than 6 months after birth. After 6 months, it gets more and more likely. Get the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler, and learn how to monitor your cervical position, so you'll notice when you are about to ovulate, if you do.

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Iva - posted on 12/05/2012

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My first two children are fifteen months apart. What Chelsey Wock said is 100% on the money. If you are an older mother you may try to get pregnant right away if you want to have another child. It is hard on your body, however, when children are close in age they entertain and help raise each other. Also there is always a play mate.

Marsha - posted on 11/26/2012

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after having a child your body is more fertile. so its really easy and fast to get pregnant after your 1st child

Destiny - posted on 11/11/2012

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Yeah you are really fertile right agian even days after giving birth... but yeah as one of the other moms said it would be best to try and keep safe until your body has had time to rebuild the necessary things to provide a safe situation for another baby!

Michelle - posted on 11/11/2012

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I had my youngest daughter in Jan of 2008 and found out I was pregnant in April of '08. If i wouldn't of miscarried I would of had baby #3 in Dec of '08 so you can right away.

Holly - posted on 11/05/2012

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You can get pregnant as soon as you ovulate. Some do so in less than two weeks after giving birth.



Now if you are talking about what is the ideal time to space them doctors say a year. Supposedly that gives your body enough time to heal and store back up all the things it needs to give your baby the best possible situation.

C - posted on 11/04/2012

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Kimberly, the morning after pill is meant to be used the next morning after unprotected sex. If you are breastfeeding you won't want to take this pill anyway. Good Luck. I hope it goes the way you want it to.

Shelly - posted on 11/02/2012

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From the experiences of people I know, as soon as two weeks later for some people. I know several families with children just 10 months apart, and in one of these, the second child was two weeks late! In other women fertility is delayed for several months, so it really varies from one person to another.

Dove - posted on 11/01/2012

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You ovulate before your period starts up again, so you definitely could be pregnant.

Jasmyn - posted on 11/01/2012

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I hate to be the one to say this.. but, 'pulling out' means nothing. There is still sperm exiting the entire time you are having sex (pre-ejaculation).. Trust me, i have 2 beautiful babies & I have looked into this many times. You need birthcontrol ASAP.

Beth - posted on 11/01/2012

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It's possible as soon as you start ovulating again, which is different for all women and difficult to detect, because you may still not menstruate. It can happen right away though, my MIL had my husband and his sister 10 months apart.



But, it's not recommended that you get pregnant again for a year, to give your body time to heal.

Mary - posted on 10/31/2012

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If your period hasn't returned, you are not likely to get pregnant. I think the rates are somewhere above 98% for preventing pregnancy. Not 100%, but neither is the birth control pill.

Kimberly - posted on 10/31/2012

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my fiance and i had unprotected sex but he pulled out but i think some sperm still got in cuz he didnt pull out fast enough.. so can i possibly take the morning after pill?

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