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Am I pregnant? Nursing a 2 month old
I am wondering if I could be pregnant, I am nursing my 2 month old but about a week ago I started feeling extremely tired, nausea and a stronger sense of smell.  I have not started my period yet since I am still breastfeeding.  Could I be pregnant again?
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You can absolutely get pregnant while breastfeeding.  I know several precious babies who were the result of a nursing mom.  Have you had unprotected sex?  If so, then yes, you could be pregnant.
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you could definately be pregnant!
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Yes I have had unprotected sex but only twice and my husband pulled out both times. It would be weird if I got pregnant so easy because it took at least 4 months to conceive all 3 of my previous children. That's why it is hard for me to believe I could actually be prego.
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You know that the "pull out method" is really not a method at all.  If I were you, I would consult your OB, just to be on the safe side.
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gladtobamom I would disagree. If done correctly it can work perfectly, it has for me for the past year before I went on bc.

Georgie I think there is a possibility, I think you should see the dr aswell. Just to make sure, cos even tho your period hasnt started yet maybe it was about to.

All the best. Please keep us updated!
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Boy, red rose, you have been lucky.  What did you do about the pre-ejaculate on the tip right at the beginning of sex that has all those spermies in it?  I agree with glad 2 be a mom, pulling out isn't really a "method."  (It's more like birth-control Russian roulette.)

tdegeorge, as women have found out to their surprise for generations, neither nursing nor pulling out are foolproof at preventing pregnancy.  Your symptoms sound right on the money, too.  Hope all is well with this news.
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While I agree that pulling out is risky, the pre-ejaculate rarely contains sperm.  It will only contain sperm if the man has not urinated since his last ejaculation.  

The risk with pulling out lies in the fact that men don't always pull out in time when they are about to ejaculate.  You know, those men, they forget themselves in the moment.  ;-) ha!
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Are you sure the operative word is "rarely?"  From what I've read, it often does.  Now I'll have to do some looking up!  As for the pulling-out-not-working reason, I agree that surely the main one is forgetting oneself in the moment.  Any attempt at birth control that counts on someone doing something against all their impulses at a time like that is unlikely to be wildly successful! :)
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Sure, I suppose rarely is open to interpretation.

An article I read over the weekend said the pull-out method is about 96% effective when done correctly, but a more realistic rate is around 80% effetive because you're dealing with a highly aroused man.

I had never heard a percentage before of it is so effective when done correctly so in my mind was confirmation that "rarely" is a good term to use.  Let me know what you dig up.....  Or maybe Monkeyflower can confirm/squash my statement.  Where is that woman when you need her?  :-)
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I haven't run into her for a while.  Hope she knows.  In the meantime I'll try some google combinations and see what shakes out.
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i got pregnant when my daughter was 6 weeks old breastfeeding full time and on the mini pill i delivered my daughter last wednesday and my first will be 1 on the 30th of this month good luck to you.
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Wikipedia says the same thing that you read in that article:

It has been suggested that the pre-ejaculate ("Cowper's fluid"), fluid emitted by the penis prior to ejaculation, contains spermatozoa (sperm cells), and is easily drawn into the vagina by capillary action. However, several small studies[3][4] have failed to find any viable sperm in the fluid. While no large conclusive studies have been done, it is now believed the primary cause of method failure is the pre-ejaculate fluid picking up sperm from a previous ejaculation.[5] For this reason, it is recommended that users of withdrawal have the male partner urinate between ejaculations, to clear the urethra of sperm, and wash any ejaculate from objects that might come near the woman's vulva (e.g. hands and his penis).[6]

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Oh yey!  Do I get to pick out my prize?  I'd like a rubber duckie please.  ;-)
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Of course! Will any rubber duckie do?
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Oh, I just realized that we jinxed each other.
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Does that mean I get a Rub My Ducky Jr.?  (As the poster so succinctly put it, who needs all that duck?)  :)
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Righto! A round of duckie jr's for everyone!! :)
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Here's what Wikipedia says, it looks like you had the right idea.  "Though frequently cited as a carrier for small numbers of sperm, and thus a potential cause of pregnancy, it is very unlikely that conception will occur from exposure to pre-ejaculate fluid. It has also been theorized that pre-ejaculate may push sperm from a prior ejaculation out, presumably if he has not urinated since his most recent ejaculation. These are among the reasons why withdrawal (coitus interruptus) is not considered to be a reliable method of birth control. There have been no large-scale studies of sperm in pre-ejaculate, but some smaller-scale studies suggest that any sperm present may be ineffectual at causing pregnancy."  So I guess that while they are not saying absolutely this or positively that, the significant risk would be the failure to pull out or possibly some accidental contact after the ejaculation is over.  Good call!
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I want my rubber duckie with the garden hose attachments...
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Thanks everyone I guess I will be waiting this one out a little longer and see what happens still feeling tired and having nausea, if I am not pregnant I don't know what is wrong with me.
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