is it possible to get pregnant a week after pregnancy and while on your "after birth period"?

Morgan - posted on 02/16/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i had my baby boy dec. 13th 2012 and had a csection a week after me and my bf had sex while still on my period and my bf accadintly cumned in me not thinking and i havnt had a period since except for spotting 6 weeks later for an hr. is this normal or should i be worried?

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Dove - posted on 02/17/2013

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Yep. There is a reason (well, several reasons) they suggest waiting til 6 weeks to resume having sex. Especially after having a c-section... if you do get pregnant this early you and your baby are at great risk.

Good luck.

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Morgan - posted on 02/17/2013

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thank you!:) my OB-GYN told me to wait sixweeks but if i felt like i was ready then to go for it he didnt recomind it but he said it wasnt terrible lol

Liz - posted on 02/17/2013

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WOW, I'm envious that you had such a great recovery! That's impressive! The advice by OB-GYNs is usually to avoid sex for 6 weeks after.

I hope everything else works out. :)

Morgan - posted on 02/17/2013

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my boyfriend dosnt push anything. hes very understanding im jus very sexually active(with him only of corse) jus cant seem to get enough. we were jus so use to not being carful for nine months he jus got cought up we are now using condoms EVERYTIME i stopped hurting 3 days after my csection.

Liz - posted on 02/17/2013

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Yes, it's possible to get pregnant immediately after birth. It's a very bad idea, as your uterus needs time to heal in between children, especially after a C-section when the recommended MINIMUM time between pregnancies is a full year for hopefully obvious reasons.

There was an article in the press only this week about a woman who got pregnant 3 weeks after birth, before she had a period and then went on to have a very premature baby. Her children ended up being born 6.5 months apart. Thankfully the second baby is doing well now.

That said, some women do take months for their cycle to reestablish after birth, so don't panic yet. You can take a pregnancy test for peace of mind. For goodness sake, though, don't have any more sex without contraception until you and your uterus are ready again for the possibility of a pregnancy.

ETA: I could barely walk still a week after my C-section and wasn't physically up to penetrative sex for like 2 months, so I'm boggled by how you managed it and thought it was a good idea! If it was your boyfriend who was pushing for it, don't feel bad about telling him NO. A C-section is a big deal.

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