Could I be pregnant?

Tiffany - posted on 02/15/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I had my son 9 weeks ago yesterday and started having un protected sex when he was 4 weeks old. I have been out of town so I haven't been to my checkup yet but will be going next week. I breast fed for the first 7 weeks then switched to formula cold turkey. My milk supply dried up in 3 days completely. I only have a little colostrum still coming out. Also I had 2 days where I cramped so terrible and my discharge has gotten crazy. When I have sex I get exteremly wet like I did when I was pregnant. Still no signs of a period...should I be concerned. Yes I breastfed him for 7 weeks but not what y'all call "exclusively" because he used a paci.

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Cynthia - posted on 02/19/2014

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I got pregnant with baby #2 within 6 weeks of having baby #1.. I was in my 6 week appointment when they told me that I was pregnant again.. Just because your period isn't back and you were breastfeeding doesn't mean you cannot get pregnant, in fact you are the most fertal right after having a baby... Unless you are wanting another some irish twins, I suggest using some form of birth control..

Lori - posted on 02/17/2014

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Your baby is 9 weeks old… you weaned him at 7 weeks which means it's only been 2 weeks since weaning. That's really not much time for your body to adjust to the different hormones. All kinds of hormones going on from having the baby, then different hormones from nursing, and now they change again with weaning. It can take months or more for your cycle to return to "normal" again after having a baby, and longer still if you breastfeed. I wouldn't start worrying yet.
However: YES there is a chance you could get pregnant again. Some women do get pregnant while breastfeeding, and some women do get pregnant before they get their period back.
You said the 7 weeks wasn't exclusive breastfeeding because you used a paci???? What??? Exclusive breastfeeding means baby ate breast milk only. If you weren't feeding formula yet during those 7 weeks, then yes you were breastfeeding exclusively. Many breastfeeding momma's use pacifiers. There are deff different schools of thought about them, and their use has been shown to shorten total length of time breastfeeding, but using a paci doesn't mean you weren't exclusively breastfeeding.

Raychel - posted on 02/17/2014

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I was told by my obgyn that you can still get pregnant when breastfeeding. I'd go get checked out by a doctor. I have been Breastfeeding for 9 months and still no period just takes a while for system to get back on track is what my dr told me.,

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