Are you more likely to get pregnant right after birth while EBF when you are young?

W - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am 23 and just had my ds 3 months ago..Has anyone else fallen pregnant this early while EBF??

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Stephanie - posted on 02/06/2013

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Everyone is different, I don't think it matters your age too much, unless it's old age.
Have you gotten your period back? Some women can get pregnant after giving birth before they get their first period, so that is possible.
For me, I got my period back seven moths ago, and I think my fertility is just now returning. I have been breastfeeding the whole time.
You could get pregnant before you even get a period, or you could have no period for as long as you're breastfeeding. Just because you have a period doesn't mean you can get pregnant and if you don't have a period, you can still get pregnant! Everyone is different and there's really no way to tell until it happens!

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Liz - posted on 02/07/2013

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My sister in law did. She was the same age as you. Didn't have a period yet either. Her boys are 12.5 months apart.

W - posted on 02/07/2013

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Thanks! I have just been having crazy dreams and have been feeling a little more emotional than usual, but perhaps it is just hormones from bf. I was just worried that maybe I was pregnant again. Have been using protection, but slipped up in the heat of the moment a couple times..haha..PLUS ds has been sleeping through the night and sucking on his thumbs and I heard that reduces the fact of being infertile while bf..

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