is it possible That i can get pregnant After 6weeks of Childbirth
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Kristi - posted on 03/06/2012
Yes, possible. I did. My kids are 11 months apart. And, wrong I was breastfeeding and hadn't started a cycle yet. I used to work for an old school OB and he would tell people that they couldn't get pregnant while they were breastfeeding. When he would leave the room the RN's and assistants would inform that patients that yes, they could. I'm not sure why so many people are saying it's unlikely. I saw it happen to many people in the 10 years I worked OB.
Kaitlin - posted on 03/05/2012
Yes, possible, though not likely. Are you breastfeeding? While this is NOT a definite method of birth control, for many women breastfeeding slows and stops their cycles. Mine came back after 4 months, even though I was completely breastfeeding.
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Anastacia - posted on 03/09/2012
I just have to add that I am not from a 3rd world country. :-) Some women even in the United States of America may choose to not use birth control. We have that freedom!
So far God has allowed me to not get pregnant while breastfeeding my past 5 children. I am due to have my 6th child in May. I won't be using birth control once she is born and if I do happen to get pregnant while breastfeeding, I'm fine with that. I'm not going to worry about it either.
God knows what's best. ♥
Cheyenne - posted on 03/09/2012
Yes it is possible! I have quite a few friends that had babies that were 10 or 11months apart. Your midwife should've explained all of this to you. You don't have to have had your period for you to get pregnant again. Even with breastfeeding you can still conceive
Alicia - posted on 03/09/2012
This happened to someone I knew. She had her baby in august of 10' had 2 MISCARRAIGES between october & march and one of them resulted in the removal of one of her fallopian tubes. An now she has 2 kids that are 15 months apart. Just saying it is possible even if you are breastfeeding which she was.
Andrea - posted on 03/08/2012
Yes it is totally possible to get pregnant 6 weeks after birth.all the eggs that have not been able to drop while your pregnant.. drop which is why you are on your period for so long after you have a baby... also the whole breastfeeding thing, forget it.. you will get pregnant even while breastfeeding, the people they are saying that wont get pregnant are the ladies in 3rd world countries....it is also possible to get pregnant after having your tubes done or the guy being done as well, up to 6 weeks after its done... the reason being is that there is still live sperm in the tubes.. and that can get you get up pregnant.. please if you think you are pregnant go get checked
Paula - posted on 03/08/2012
My reproductive endocrinologist (fertility dr) told me the best time to get pregnant is within the first 6 mos after giving birth. Of course, only those of us who have difficulty conceiving would really want to try this!! LOL! So, I would say yes to your question...
Lisa - posted on 03/08/2012
I know for a fact that it is very possible, I concieved my son 6 weeks after I gave birth to my daughter, I see alot of people saying unlikely, but i was told that you are more fertile around this time, I don't know if that is true or not, but I do know that it is VERY possible from experience!
Bernadette - posted on 03/08/2012
someone I was in hospital with when I had my daughter got pregnant when her baby was 4 weeks old. Don't know why on earth she was even having sex at four weeks, she must be keen!!! :) Anyway, her next baby came a couple of weeks early so her two are less than 10 months apart. And she also had a toddler already, when she had the baby that was born around the same time as mine. So yes, it's possible IF you've started ovulating again. She was under the impression that you couldn't get pregnant while breast feeding, even though I thought everyone knew that's not necessarily true these days... I asked her if they had mentioned it in her antenatal classes, because that's one of the first things they said in ours - "If you think it's not possible to get pregnant while you're breast feeding, IT IS." Of course, they mentioned that your chances are smaller, but not to take it for granted that it will be an effective contraception. Anyway, when I asked her this, she said that it was actually the midwife conducting the classes that told her it wasn't possible. Pretty sure she was just not listening properly, because I don't think there'd be too many midwives who'd tell you that! Especially one employed to run the antenatal classes! Don't think she'd be in a job for too long otherwise...
Anyway, if you think you might be, get checked out. It it's only been 6 weeks since you gave birth, and you haven't had a period yet, it's not like you can just wait for it to come back to see. Chances are, even if you're not pregnant, it won't come any time soon. So I'd just get checked.
Martha - posted on 03/07/2012
I know two women, one who got pregnant 6 hrs after having the baby. the other about 1 month. The two kids are exactly 9 months apart to the day. Mom and dad didn't see each other for 6 months after the day the baby was born and that night in the hospital because he went on an extended vacation courtsey of the judical system. So yes Caldelaria there is a baby stork..... If you are not careful. Best wishes
Anastacia - posted on 03/07/2012
Yes, it is possible but if you are breastfeeding you are less likely to get pregnant.
I don't use any form of birth control and so far my children have all been at least two years apart. Now obviously it doesn't work that way for everyone but my personal experience is that I don't get pregnant until I stop breastfeeding.
I'm now expecting my 6th baby and didn't become pregnant with her until about 6 months after I stopped nursing my son who will be 27 months around the time she arrives.
Now if you are not breastfeeding, I'm not sure how long it takes for your monthly cycle to become regular again. In that case a pregnancy test is probably the best way to find out.
Julianne - posted on 03/07/2012
Absolutely possible! I know MANY people that it has happened to. Note* with the mini pill, you do not need to wait a month, just a couple days, it works differently than the regular pill... I would ask your doctor, do you have symptoms other than missing a period?
Aleecia - posted on 03/07/2012
TTh reason u r supposed to wait six weeks to have sex after child birth is to give your body time to heal not because you are less likely to het pregnant. Actually I read in one of the many magazines in my OB's office that you are about 30% more likely to get pregnant in the first three months after child birth than any other time because your hormone levels are so high. I also read in the same magazine that it can take as long as 18 months after giving birth for your hormone levels to return to normal. so that entire time you are more likely to get pregnant. Now that being said everybody is different. Really it seems like all you need to know is yes it is possible regardless of the likelihood. So get a test as soon as possible and start using some form of contraceptive if you don't want another baby so soon after the first. And yes it is very hard on your body to have another baby so soon after.
Twana - posted on 03/07/2012
In reply to Beth Ward, "what are the risks to your body"(I assume meaning having children so soon after having one.) In general, your uterus does not have time to "heal" and reconstitute. Your uterus is stretch during pregnancy and within the 6 weeks should return back to its normal size. However, having a family member who has had 4 children within a year of each other, the babies were premature and of low birth weight because the uterus was weakened by not having time to recover.
Ciara - posted on 03/07/2012
uhhh yeah!!! I had mine that way. I had Nathaniel April 21st then Like 1 month later I got pregnant again. and then I had Kayden march 15th of the next year. So one month out of the year from march 15th to april 21st the are both the same age. So yes it can happen.
Barb - posted on 03/07/2012
I have siblings that are 9 1/2 months apart so it can happen right after birth apparently. My mom tended to get pg right after giving birth and the toll on her body was that each pregnancy resulted in a slightly earlier delivery each time. The last one was quite premature, (altho a healthy adult now). Her dr. advised she not have any more as he didn't think her body could carry anymore. We always thought it was due to the lack of healing time in between. ???
Maxine - posted on 03/07/2012
Yes it is. I am irish, I think the reason why they call it "irish twins" is because years ago, Ireland was a very catholic country, contraception was frowned upon and illegal! Irish families were mostly very big..families of 10 and 11 kids were not uncommon and 5 or 6 was about the norm (those mums used the slightly more reliable "rhythm method") and children born, 10, 11 and 12 months apart were also very common because of the lack of contraception. Also most of those women would have breastfed as it was the much cheaper option...so it blows that myth out of the water!
Krysti - posted on 03/06/2012
It is definitely possible. Use a contraceptive. Ive heard the spermicidals work great. Like several of the others on here, my little sisters are also 11 months apart. Thanks Cynthia. Ha! Now I can tell my sisters they are Irish twins. They are the same age for a month.
Beth - posted on 03/06/2012
What are the risks to your body? My brother and I are 11 months apart. My mom got cancer and died when we were very young. For some reason, the fact of having us so closely together has made me wonder what that could do to a female body.
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