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#1 DebbieR

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

I was under the impression that if you are breastfeeding, you are less likely to become pregnant. However, I was talking to a friend and she said that if you are NOT breastfeeding, you are actually more fertile soon after the birth of a child. Is this true? Is it easier to conceive a second child within the first few months of having the first?

#2 Sophia

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

Yes, it is actually possible to conceive shortly after giving birth because your hormone levels are higher. If conceiving after birth is not something you want you definitely need to use birth control.

#3 LauraDrew

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

Both are correct. You are more fertile a few months following birth unless you are practicing ecological breastfeeding. Ecological breastfeeding means no solids, no pacifiers, baby nurses for nourishment and comfort. The rule is that if you are 6 months postpartum or less, the baby gets all his or her nutrition from you, and you have not had a period, you have a 98% success rate at preventing pregnancy.

#4 Emma

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:35 PM

I thought everyone had delayed periods after delivery. I always wondered how some people managed to have kids born ten months apart or so. Thank goodness I breastfed all my babies because having such a small age difference can be daunting.

#5 childtocherish

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

Is it safe to use birth control pills if breastfeeding. Is it safe to have delayed period .I have been told by one of my friend that a particular kind of pill is given to breastfeeding mothers. I. was also under impression that if breastfeeding one cannot get pregnant.
One should be very careful after pregnancy.It becomes really difficult to look after the children with small age difference.

#6 Isla

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:04 AM

Most birth control pills will negatively affect milk supply.  I've heard the mini-pill is ok for breastfeeding mums, however.  It is perfectly safe for the mother's period to be delayed.  She isn't ovulating and the uterine lining isn't building up, so there is nothing to shed.  

You can get pregnant while breastfeeding; it depends on the circumstances as LauraDrew specified.  I think there is a time limit in there too; the baby has to nurse every six hours (or is it four?) or less around the clock.  If the baby sleeps through the night, you can no longer depend on lactation preventing pregnancy.

#7 childtocherish

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:17 AM

I was  told by one of my friend that after giving birth to baby my friend had her periods after one and a half month and then second time she was late by some days.after that she had to go to attend a marriage and she took some kind of pill so she had her periods five days late.Now its about one and a half months she didnot get her periods and her pregnancy test is also negative.

#8 Merxfuse

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:20 PM

My fertility specialist told me that it drops gradually until the age of 37 after which there is a steep decline.




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