Chances of Getting Pregnant Soon After Giving Birth

on Feb 02, 2013

by Alyssia Granger

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Chances of Getting Pregnant Soon After Giving Birth

Some doctors say that the first few months following giving birth are one of the most fertile times for a woman.

Many women think that having a baby means that you are “immune” from getting pregnant for a few weeks or even months afterwards. However, this is actually not the case at all. Did you know that a woman can become pregnant as soon as two to three weeks after giving birth, even if she has not yet had a period? Some doctors say that the first few months following giving birth are one of the most fertile times for a woman. There are, however, a few different things that will determine just how fertile a woman is after giving birth. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Breastfeeding as birth control

If a woman is breastfeeding, generally speaking, it is highly unlikely that she will get pregnant. If a woman is solely breastfeeding, and her periods have not returned to normal yet, breastfeeding in and of itself can be around 98 percent effective as birth control. As a baby gets older, and begins to eat less frequently, as well as beginning to supplement with other foods, a woman’s periods will slowly start to return to normal. As a woman’s periods begin to return to normal, she will begin to be able to get pregnant again. At this point, it is a good idea for her to start using another form of birth control.

A very fertile time

If a woman is not solely breastfeeding, it is important for her to make sure to be on some form of birth control pretty much right away. The time after giving birth is a very fertile time, and women should make sure that they are having protected sex. For most women, regaining full fertility takes a few months if she is not breastfeeding. Of course, there is no way to tell when each woman will regain her fertility. It is very important to make sure that you use birth control after giving birth, unless you want to have “Irish twins,” or children born 12 months apart or under.

Things to remember

Most women do not realize that whether or not they have a C-section or a vaginal delivery, it is possible to get pregnant right after giving birth. Although most women wait to get the all clear from their doctor at their six week check-up, it doesn’t always happen that way. And any time sex happens, there is a chance for getting pregnant. For more information on getting pregnant after pregnancy, talk with your doctor.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • kristy

    i had a still birth on Nov 7 @ 38weeks & 3 days. two weeks later my hubby and i had unprotected sex but now i have been bleeding for almost 10 days.. is this my first cycle or did i harm something? Is it possible that im pregnant

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