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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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  • khen

    my wife is already 4 months after giving birth. is she become pregnant easily? she is a breast feeding

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  • hannah

    I’m a woman of 23 years of age and i had giving birth 2 months age and i had sex with my partner ! is it possible for to get pregnant

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  • hannah

    I’m a woman of 23 years of age and i had giving birth 2 months age and i had sex with my partner ! is it possible for to get pregnant? i need answer to my question

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  • victoria

    I am 29yrs, and Its been 13 days now since I lost my baby 7hours after delivery, she is sopose to be my 3rd child, the space between the her and the older brother is 5yrs 6mnts, my family have tried all they can for me to get over it but I cant. Someone sugested that the easiest way for me to forget is to immidiately get pregnant again. Please, can I realy become pregnant right now? Is it safe for me? Wont there be any complication? And is there any tendency that I might still have thesame sex (girl)?

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  • Kilara Geoffrey Owor

    I have postnatal mother who has just given birth five weeks ago, is it posible for me to have unprotected sex?

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  • lyn

    My blood start june 7 after finish my blood when i should sex my husband because I really what to get pregnant again.

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  • Sasha

    I had sex exactly 3 weeks after having my baby. What are the chances that I could get pregnant? Also I am exclusively breastfeeding … but I did not use any form of birth control. Should I go ahead and take plan B or probably this one time will not get me pregnant? ? Thank you

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  • whitegirl

    I feel terrible for you.
    What did you end up doing in this situation?

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  • whitegirl

    My heart breaks for you. Did you end up getting pregnant again?

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  • rose fuentes

    Hi! I am a new mother.just gave birth last july 19,2015 by a c-section delivery. And after a month of giving birth, me and my husband had an unprotected sex. And my husband did release the thing inside me. Is there any possibility that I will get pregnant by this time? Please help. It really bothers me.thank you

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  • Khai

    I delivered my first child last March 2015, I am worried to check if I am pregnant again because its too early . I am 5days delayed from my period. without checking it first I am very worried and depressed because I don’t know what will I do if Im positive :(

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  • amyllia

    I am in the same exact situation and want to know the same but can’t see her comments I do not breastfeed either I had sex multiple times unprotected and have my baby girl just the fourth of this month as soon as we has sex I stopped bleeding allege way the nest day and went from kinda heavy to spitting only hours after

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  • Ashley Allen

    I just gave birth to my son a month ago, and my husband and I had unprotected sex. Are my chances super high to get pregnant? I rather not take the plan b pill. But, should I?

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  • kizzy

    can i get preg. again. I gave birth to son on june 2015 and he is 5 mos today. for the last month i been only having brown to pink spotting. all my testes been negative. do my period have to come back inorder to conieve

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  • Kelly S. Cano

    So my son is 3 weeks old now and I have stopped breastfeeding for 2 weeks now. My bf and I had sex twice on this third week, pulling out. Just wondering my chances of another pregnancy…

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  • cameo

    Hi, I had a baby Oct 6, she was perfectly fine, and the most amazing baby I could have ever asked for. On Nov.4 my little girl passed away. My husband and I are getting through it. We have been having unprotected sex, because we want another child. But when I took both pregnancy tests they came back neg.?? I am not bleeding, I didn’t breastfeed, and I don’t have any symptoms of being pregnant. Could I be pregnant?? Please help!!

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  • Stacie

    I am 21 and my baby was still born, my husband had cum on his fingers and put them in me 2 weeks post partum, could I be pregnant again?

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  • surya bhujel

    we have a doughter of 4 months, but we have had sexual intercourse yesterday without any safe ways. is it possible to my wife have pregnent?

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  • melly

    I had unprotected sex at 6 weeks post and he finished inside.. I’m breastfeeding.. my baby is now 7 weeks.. I have my I’d app in a week.. will my Dr be able to tell me if I’m pregnant??

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  • Angelica

    I’m 2 months postpartum and had unprocted sex. What can I do so I don’t become pregnant?

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