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Olufunmilayooviosun - posted on 10/29/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I want to get pregnant while breastfeeding.

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Raye - posted on 10/29/2015

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Many women who breastfeed stop ovulating and cannot get pregnant again for a time. Once you start getting periods again, you can get pregnant. But should you? How old is your baby?

Research suggests that a pregnancy within 12-18 months of giving birth is associated with an increased risk of:
*The placenta partially or completely peeling away from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery (placental abruption)
*The placenta attaching to the lower part of the uterine wall, partially or totally covering the cervix (placenta previa), in women who had a first birth by C-section
*Autism in second-born children
*Uterine rupture in women who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean.
*Low birth weight
*Small size for gestational age
*Early labor/birth

Some experts believe that closely spaced pregnancies don't give a mother enough time to recover from the physical stress of one pregnancy before moving on to the next. For example, pregnancy and breast-feeding can deplete your stores of essential nutrients. If you become pregnant before replacing those stores, it could affect your health and/or the health of the child(ren) who are breastfeeding.

Give it time. Enjoy your baby before having another one.

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