Maternal & Child Community
Ovulation how soon after giving birth????
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ovulation how soon after giving birth????

How soon after you give birth do you or can you ovulate? Can you ovulate before your first period after birth? Or should I say how soon after you give birth can you get prego if you arent careful???? My baby is going to 5 weeks and I need some help with those questions. If anyone can answer them I would be so thankful!!! Hoffmanangels
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
That all depends on if you are breast feeding or not. When you breast feed it can take until you stop breast feeding, some people ovulate earlier, because everyone is different. My cousin got pregnant 3 months after delivery while she was breast feeding. If you formula feed it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Most people won't ovulate for at least 6 months, while their breast feeding.
Blank
173939_tn?1333221450
And that is only if you are breastfeeding exclusively, like every two to three hours. Even if the baby skips some feedings because of the use of a pacifier, your body can switch back to ovulation and periods sooner. I hear that after childbirth you are actually more fertile than usual and breastfeeding in itself is not a reliable protection.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I know a girl whose 2 kids are 10 months apart!
  Be careful!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Children's Health Answerers
134578_tn?1433306113
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA