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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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  • GratefulDead

     I am 37 years old, just found out i am pregnant. I have three wonderful boys, with one man we were together 13 years but split when my youngest was 7 months old. I am now living with a man and been together for three years. The thing is i am scared about it having another child, and being the only parent to care for it. I love the man i am with, but he works long hours and is gone for weeks at a time. What am i to do raise this child alone, one day i was browsing on the internet i saw DR SAMBOL, drsamblspelltemple@gmail.com, testimony saying that he help people when do can’t get pregnant, and people that don’t have any child that are looking for i quickly took the his email and contact him for help after doing what he ask me to do thing change and that day i got my self back again and i was having enough power and every thing went through. So i contact me friend that live in NYC she has be married for 12 years but no child, to my best surprise my friend that was childless for the past 12 years was pregnant oh my God thank you DR SAMBOL drsambolspelltemple@gmail.com for the kindness.

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  • Tammie

    It has been one year since Jaime was born and died. I am 40 now and I am afraid I will never have another pregnancy. Looking for reassurance.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    First of all, I am sorry for your loss. Conceiving in your 40′s can be quite tough than trying in your 30′s but it is not impossible. The first thing you should do is visit your doctor for a preconception checkup to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy. Also, it would help if you take prenatal vitamins that had folic acid and B vitamins as it helps prevent miscarriage and birth defects which women conceiving in their 40′s have a higher risk for.

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  • marlene

    I just has my baby a month ago and I have had unprotected sex twice. I want to know the chances of me being pregnant. I started having intercourses with my husband three weeks postpartum.

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  • shannon

    When will the HCG level go down after having a baby ? I am not sure if i am or not i had sex twice before my six week check up so if i am or was pregnant wouldn`t my midwife know when she done my exam

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  • mayra

    Hey I just had my baby on Oct.29 and we had sex on Dec.7 and he pulled out but when he pulled out their was cum already coming…. Is their any chance I could be pregnant again…. Cause out of no where I’m really hungry I don’t know if it’s because my body is going back to normal ……??????

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  • rae rae

    I had a baby 12 days ago and had sex a few times what are the chances of me being pregnant again if the sperm got in mec

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  • Shaina

    Hi, i had my baby boy 8 almost 9 months ago, and about a month ago my boyfriend and i had sex and the condom broke, i took a pregnancy a couple of days later and it said neg, since then i have had light bleeding, but it only lasted a day, i dont get my period as i’m breastfeeding, and then just a couple of weeks ago we had sex again and another condom broke, and i’ve been feeling sick, lower back pain always tired, and have certain food cravings. I was wondering what the chances are of being pregnant as i’m not sure whether its just my body going back to normal from my last pregnancy or if its early pregnancy symptoms? please help!

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  • Shaina

    Hi, i had my baby boy 8 almost 9 months ago, and about 2 months ago my boyfriend and i had sex and the condom broke, i took a pregnancy a couple of days later and it said neg, since then i have had light bleeding, but it only lasted a day, i dont get my period as i’m breastfeeding, and then just a couple of weeks ago we had sex again and another condom broke, and i’ve been feeling sick, lower back pain always tired, and have certain food cravings. I was wondering what the chances are of being pregnant as i’m not sure whether its just my body going back to normal from my last pregnancy or if its early pregnancy symptoms? please help!

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  • noor hanis

    I would like to ask.i have bby 5month already..but he was prem bby…and my period didnt come almost 2month..but during SI my husband using condom..how many percentage that I might be pregnant..I not breastfeed my bby.

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  • Joanne Cruz

    ..is it possible that i would be got pregnant after 6 weeks gave birth …my husband did not released any sperm inside my vagina…you know??..is it safe or not..??

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  • lou

    had my baby last dec. 12 2013..a month after we have had unprotected sex.and has not had my period back..and done 3 negative urine pregnancy test..till now my period has not back..and fully breastfed bmy baby..

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  • olivia

    am pregnant!and my baby is four months old!i hope it will not cause any problem because am stll breastfeeding.i never expeted it so eaarly cos my period did come.please i need some tipps

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  • olivia

    i mean my period did not show up

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  • Kristin

    Had my little girl 3 months ago, and was out on Nora-BE. I’ve tried to take it at the same time every day, however, some days I take it a little later or earlier (no more than 2 hours) Than I usually take it. I am concerned I may be pregnant again. When should I take a pregnancy test and should I stop the pill or keep taking it?

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  • Maria Andrea Flowerz

    It has been one month and a week since my daughter passed away. I.was wondering if it’s a bad to get pregnant again so soon,as me and my husband are actually trying again because I read that it’s bad getting pregnant so soon because you have to let your body heal. My question is is it a bad or good idea to try so soon??

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  • Sheleda M. Groves

    I lost my little girl on 18May2014 to stillbirth & we want to get pregnant right away, also. I’ll be 45 yrs. old & I have high blood pressure that is safely being controlled & the medication works wonderfully for the pregnancy.

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  • April Good

    Has anyone answered if u can get pregnant after having her im just asking cuz I just had my little girl annabell and she was a stillborn baby as well we want to try again asap plz let me know im only 28 years old and no health problems

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  • diablacc

    What’s the name of the blood pressure pill that works while pregnant?

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  • Kara marie

    If I just had a baby 6 weeks ago and me and my husband had unprotected sex etc and maybe pregnant when should I take a pregnancy test? I haven’t even had a period since I have birth so i don’t know when to take a test

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