Raye - posted on 02/03/2016
Melissa, you have been engaging in very risky behavior. You really needed to give your body time to heal before you started having sex again (most doctors recommend waiting until after the 6 week check-up before resuming sex). It could lead to infection, slower healing, etc. Then, you should have been using protection to avoid getting pregnant again so soon. Your body has been through a lot with one pregnancy, and back-to-back pregnancies (aka Irish Twins) put you at greater risk of complications.
After giving birth, your hormones are out of whack and there's no telling when you could begin ovulating again. Ovulation typically occurs around 2 weeks before your period, and your first ovulation after giving birth could occur in as little as 3 weeks. So you could get pregnant again and not have a period. If you've been breastfeeding, then that can temporarily stop ovulation and you might not get your period back for a while. But it's not a reliable method of birth control because you could begin ovulating again at any time, so you should still use protection against pregnancy.
If you've been having unprotected sex, talk to your doctor about how to tell if you are pregnant again. If you are pregnant... keep in communication with your doctor to be on the lookout for complications and birth defects.
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