is it possible That i can get pregnant After 6weeks of Childbirth

Candelaria - posted on 03/05/2012 ( 67 moms have responded )

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i Had Unprotected Sex After 6 Weeks So is it Possible ahh Please i Need Answers :/

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Kate CP - posted on 03/05/2012

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Highly improbable but still entirely possible. Use a condom next time. Getting pregnant this soon after birth is not good for your body.

Kristi - posted on 03/06/2012

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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.

Bonnie - posted on 03/06/2012

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It's very possible. I know of people who got pregnant within 2 months after having a child. Breastfeeding is not a form of birth control. Women do get pregnant while using it as a form of contraception.

Misty - posted on 04/09/2012

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Elizabeth please read up on reproduction. You can't get pregnant unless you ovulate and you don't ovulate the day you have your baby.

Dawn - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes it is. My niece had a stillborn baby at 27 weeks gestation - 2 weeks later she got pregnant, with twins.

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Aaron - posted on 10/30/2012

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Yes absolutely my mom had 2 kids 11 months apart of each other called Irish twins

Good luck and have fun

Elizabeth - posted on 04/09/2012

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Its possible the day you have your baby. And yes i have heard of people doing this. Not me though.

Anastacia - posted on 03/09/2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Kerry - posted on 03/08/2012

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Yes you can, I did. I was breastfeeding exclusively. One night of unprotected sex and I was pregnant! The girls are now 32 & 33 years. Unplanned but definately NOT a mistake.

Kerry

Bernadette - posted on 03/08/2012

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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.

Misty - posted on 03/08/2012

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@Martha Collins no offense but you are dead wrong! You can not get pregnant 6 hours after giving birth. Ovulation doesn't return for 4 to 6 weeks. Please don't give out misinformation like that.

Lisa - posted on 03/08/2012

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My sister got pregnant 6-8 weeks after she gave birth, AND she was on the mini pill. Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/07/2012

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Not being mean, but unless you've had a hysterectomy or some removal of your reproductive organs you can get pregnant. Anytime you have unprotected sex, you stand a chance of getting pregnant.

Jennifer - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes it is very possible. Your body is very fertile after you give birth, that is why so many people have children back to back.

Maria - posted on 03/07/2012

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Possible for sure. I get my period back right away despite full-time breastfeeding and could easily get pregnant again right away.

Rebecca - posted on 03/07/2012

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How was she able to fall pregnant martha collins, she would have not be physically able to have sex right after she gave birth....plus the midwifes and dr wouldn't have let her...

Rebecca - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes It is possible as It happen to me my 2 are 11 months apart so yes you can fall pregnant right after birth....hope this helps

Martha - posted on 03/07/2012

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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

Courtney - posted on 03/07/2012

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My friend got pregnant with twins just 5 weeks after childbirth. So it is entirely possible. As a nurse I've seen it many times. Good luck!

Anastacia - posted on 03/07/2012

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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.

Liz - posted on 03/07/2012

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I had my oldest son sept 96 and was pregnant again in Dec. So yes it is possible. I do not know that the stats are. My oldest and middle son are 11 months a part.

Charise - posted on 03/07/2012

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Best way to find out if you are or not is just go get a pregnancy test and see. Cause everyone has said it is possible and there is no use stressing and wondering. Go to the chemist, grab one and see... Good luck

Julianne - posted on 03/07/2012

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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

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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.

Jenni - posted on 03/07/2012

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yes it is had a friend went ti her 6 week checkup to find she was pregnant with baby number 3. breastfeeding reduces you chances but not failproof

Geri - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes it is possible - my son and daughter are 10 months apart - both born the same year - Irish twins!!

Sandra - posted on 03/07/2012

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Absolutely!! My brothers and I are all 11 months apart. I'm sure my mom's stitches weren't healed yet. Sooo, be aware. The good thing about this is that your children will be very close in age.

Patt - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes, it is possible. My sister and I are Irish twins. We were born 10 months apart in the same year. I guess my mother also had unprotected sex.

Skye - posted on 03/07/2012

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its very possible. i was back into my normal system within 4 weeks of giving birth. even when breastfeeding you should never use that as protection

Twana - posted on 03/07/2012

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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.

Shaina - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes, knew a woman that got pregnant one month after her baby was born... And she was breastfeeding too. Just wait and see. Hopefully things will turn out the way you hope.

Twana - posted on 03/07/2012

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My obgyn, (as well as many other women) have told me a woman is most fertile within the first few months after having a baby. Breast feeding is not a reliable source of birth control!

Melissa - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes, even if you are breastfeeding full-time you can get pregnant. You ovulate about 2 weeks prior to your first period. I am a childbirth instructor/doula/lactation consultant.

Ciara - posted on 03/07/2012

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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.

Christine - posted on 03/07/2012

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most definitively YES i have friends whose children are only 11 months apart i is more common then most people think and no breast feeding is NOT a method of birth control!!!

Barb - posted on 03/07/2012

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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. ???

Jessie - posted on 03/07/2012

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My parents tried right away for my sister because it took them 2 years to get pregnant with me. My sister and I are 13 months apart. :)

Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2012

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Yes, you can easily get pregnant. A womans body is it's most fertile within 1 year of pregnancy.

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Very possible and much more likely than you are being led to believe. If you have working ovaries and a womb don't have unprotected sex unless you want to be pregnant.

Maxine - posted on 03/07/2012

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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

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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

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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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