Is it possible........

Elizabeth - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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A friend of mine had her baby a few weeks before I had mine (my daughter is 7 weeks old and 1 day now ) and she is paranoid of getting pregnant again too soon. She hasn't had a full normal period since giving birth (neither have I though) and she is so worried she can get pregnant before having that. Is that even possible? I wouldn't think it is so I have tried to calm her but since this is my first baby too, I guess I don't really know for sure.

Neither of us are breastfeeding any longer(my milk supply stopped due to stress), if that matters at all. Her worries got me thinking so now I'm a lil worried about getting pregnant too soon too lol

Does anyone have any information I can pass on to her? And to ease my own worries? Thanks in advance!!!

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Krista - posted on 06/12/2010

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Oh yes it's totally possible! She has a right to be concerned. If you have been havig unprotected sex and haven't had a period yet, it could be because you are already pregnant. Not to scare you, but I know a woman at my gym who had the same thing happen to her. She told me she didn't even find out she was pregnant until she was six months along, because she was still nursing and figured she was just not going to get her period back for a while! Her babies are 10 months apart.

Maria - posted on 06/12/2010

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I got pregnant a lil over 8 weeks after my son was born. and that was before a period... so i'd say, yeah its possible!! lol

Kellie - posted on 06/11/2010

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I got pregnant again when my daughter was only 3 months old. I had never even had a period yet and was still breastfeeding plus I had been on birth control since she was 6 weeks old. I guess I am just extremely fertile and my boyfriend also. Just take all the precautions and you should be fine.

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2010

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You can ovulate BEFORE getting your first period!!! Also, you are 3x more fertile in the first 3 months post-partum than any other time because your body is SO used to being pregnant it tries its best to get pregnant again so it doesn't have to go through another big change. So YES, you can get pregnant again if you're breastfeeding, not breastfeeding, having a mentrual period or not having one!!!! I definately suggest getting on BC if you havn't yet and don't want to get pregnant!!!! I know several people who have "Irish Twins" (babies 12 months of less apart) because they thought they couldn't pregnant so soon after giving birth!

Carisa - posted on 06/10/2010

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At the hospital where I delivered, everyone seemed preoccupied with the type of birth control I was going to use. (My OB and I talked about it several times, then every OB resident who saw me asked, I think the Peds residents asked too) I found this a little strange, but they were very concerned about me getting pregnant too quickly, and I was breastfeeding. She should call her OB and ask...you may not need to have a period in order to start the pill.

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Yes, you can get pregnant right after the birth, before the period goes back to normal. I was 6 weeks old when my parents conceived my sister--on their first "time" together after my birth (Hate to think about that!)
I also have cousins who are only 9 1/2 months apart--their parents did not follow the wait 6 weeks recommendation.

Ali - posted on 06/10/2010

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I was told by three doctors that I could not get pregnant... I had been on the pill for 18 years and had not had a period AT ALL for at least 11 years, maybe more. YOU CAN GET PREGNANT if you have no or little, normal or spotty, irregular or regular, while breastfeeding... If you do not want to get pregnant you MUST take all precautions. And if you plan to get pregnant be "ready" (ha! - who is ready for this?) to get pregnant immediately or have the patience if it takes awhile. These little people change your lives FOREVER! Beware! ;)

Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2010

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Yes its possible to get pregnant... talk to your ob/gyn about birth control. Stress will play a part in losing milk supply. Stressing over everything little thing whether its over getting pregnant to "is the baby ok" will reduce your recovery.
Anyways if both of you have so many concerns the best offer is to talk with your dr's.
They can suggest birth control and help getting over the fears of getting pregnant.

Sabrina - posted on 06/09/2010

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Yes you can get pregnant. My son is 4 months old and I have only had one very abnormal period. You can still ovulate and egg without having a period. Becareful. :)

User - posted on 06/09/2010

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it took almost 6 months for my period to go back to normal. that sounds normal.... especially with all of the stress it may take longer too. i had the same constant worry (i obsessed over it). the thing is that even pregnancy test could give you false answers it could say u are when u are not and vice versa.... i think its normal to worry but try to not let it stress you too much.. just like Tasha said your best bet is to just have a birth control method and try your best to rely on that

Kristal - posted on 06/09/2010

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Yes, you are able to get pregnant right after giving birth without having your period,same as getting pregnant while ON your period. Right after I had my second child I received the Mirena which starts working the second it's put in. It's definitley a GREAT idea to get on birthcontrol because the fact is NO one actually uses condoms especially if they are married or IN the moment. Don't get to freaked out too much just make sure your partner wraps it up until your able to get some birthcontrol.... Good Luck!!!

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you can get pregnant without a period. The first 3 months after giving birth is the easiest to get pregnant in. All I can say is birth control. If you haven't had your postnatal checkup talk to your dr about it or if you have ask him/her for something.

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