Could I possibly be Pregnant????

Micha Rachelle - posted on 08/01/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I had my baby girl on May 9th 2013. After I had her I bleed for about 3 weeks straight. I breast fed exclusively until she was 2 months old because my milk supply slowed tremendously. I have yet to have a period, been rather nauseated the last week and I have been staying very tired like I was in my first trimester. I was told that best feeding can prevent you from becoming pregnant, and can delay your period. So I guess I'm just rather curious. I did have a pregnancy test done on the 17th of July and it was negative, my doctor gave me birth control pills but said I can't start them till I start my period. Well here it is August 1, and lo and behold I still have not started. Really really like some input on my situation

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Micha Rachelle - posted on 08/01/2013

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Thank you very much for your input. And I completely understand your frustration, I do know though that the only true contraceptive is abstinence. lol So looks like I will be going to the store tomorrow to buy a test so I can try to put my mind at ease, hopefully, fingers crossed. But even if it happens to be positive, my husband and I will just be having our second child a lot earlier than we were expecting.

Jodi - posted on 08/01/2013

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Yes, I would definitely go for a test if you are experiencing symptoms of pregnancy. And my apologies if I sound frustrated, but honestly, this has been about the 3rd time someone has been on here this week thinking they wouldn't get pregnant if they were breastfeeding and haven't had their period yet.

If the test is negative, wait and try again in a week or so. If you are still experiencing symptoms, you may want to see your doctor for confirmation. It is normal for breastfeeding to delay ovulation. But don't believe the myth that you can't get pregnant. I'm glad to hear you are at least taking precautions. At some point you will ovulate, and at this stage, you will have no idea when that will be :)

Micha Rachelle - posted on 08/01/2013

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Well, I know that you are typically most fertile six to 8 weeks after having a baby at least this is what I have heard. My husband and I have had sex several times, but always use condoms (btw Not expired ones lol). So think maybe I should take another test and go from there? I mean shouldn't I have started by now?? I now all women's bodies work in different ways. If the test is negative should I worry if I still don't start my period??

Jodi - posted on 08/01/2013

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Breastfeeding can NOT prevent you becoming pregnant. It is not a method of birth control!!! I can't believe women still believe that in this day and age!! Ladies, all of you, wake up! Sure, breastfeeding can delay your ovulation, but it is about as safe as a method of birth control as using an out of date condom you've had in your drawer for 5 years.

This is a situation where the egg really does come first. That's right. You ovulate BEFORE you get a period. So therefore, not having had a period yet does not mean you are not ovulating.

So in short, yes, you could be pregnant.

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