I have a 1 month 6 day old baby girl I had the normal bleeding after giving birth and until a little over a week ago and had horrible cramps during this time I'm not sure if it was constipation or cramps but 2 days ago I started spotting and then a very heavy flow begian is this my period I have breastfed her for 3 weeks of her life but slowed down and my husband and I have been having sex since about 2 days after getting out of the hospital and since then without protection until the end can I still get pregnant that way I'f this is a fertile time????? And if it's not my period can I get pregnant anyway

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Kristy - posted on 04/07/2012

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I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure you can get pregnant at any time. Have you heard of Irish twins? They are babies born 9 months apart. I got my period one month after my daughter was born. I was breastfeeding on and off, so it wasn't enough to hold off getting it. If I were you, I'd call my doctor. You may have overdone it having sex so early after. There are also a host of complications that start with heavy bleeding.

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Amanda Megan - posted on 04/07/2012

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Well I didn't have to have stitches which made it easier to be able to again...... I have thought about the body reaction be yea we do want them close I mean we r aiming for when she is around 5 months but if it happens sooner then we r fine with it I know we sound crazy but it's what we want :) we love children so much that we want one or two more ya know lol idk we r trying to wait tillage is 5 months when I got pregnant with my daughter it took me a year to conceive so I'm sure conceiving another one won't be easy

Bonnie - posted on 04/07/2012

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You can get pregnant at any time. Breast feeding is in no way a form of birth control. Many women get pregnant while breastfeeding. Personally I don't understand how you could be having sex since 2 days after coming home from the hospital. Doctors recommend waiting at least 6 weeks as your body needs time to heal. You say you want your kids close together as many parents do, but do you seriously want them this close. If you are pregnant again, that could be very hard on your body.

Louise - posted on 04/07/2012

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You need to seek medical advice on this one to know for sure that everything is ok. And to answer can you get pregnant oh yes and it is more likely when you have just given birth as your fertility is at its highest. Getting pregnant so soon after a baby has a lot of problems though as the uterus is still weak from the previous pregnancy. Doctors advise to wait at least three monthly cycles to make sure the body is back to full fitness.



If you dont want another baby straight away then you need to be takeing precautions!

Amanda Megan - posted on 04/07/2012

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Oh my that's a Lil scary....my husband and I really want our babies to be close in age that way it'll be easier in the long run..... It does scare me because I never thought of the complications that can happen... I guess I need to call and make an appointment to get checked out just to be safe thank you for the advise it helped alot... And I have never heard of Irish twins sounds fun lol Ive always wanted twins

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