How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?
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Sierra Danyell - posted on 11/22/2013
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 ?
Lisa - posted on 11/02/2012
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
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
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.
Destiny - posted on 11/11/2012
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!
Holly - posted on 11/05/2012
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.
Shelly - posted on 11/02/2012
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.
Jasmyn - posted on 11/01/2012
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
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.
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