How soon can you conceive after baby?

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  1. Belle

    Belle Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to sound thick but when can you conceive again after birth? My baby is 3 months old now and we are not using any contraceptive. I'm half in half breast and bottle feeding and my periods have not returned so am I right in thinking that until my periods arrive I'm not likely to fall pregnant? We do want another baby so would be good news if there is a chance it could happen but I dont' have a clue!!
     
  2. Sarah&Braydon

    Sarah&Braydon Well-Known Member

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    i cant believe your hospital MW didnt tlk to u about this u can fall pregnant straight after with or without period that is why at my 8 week check i went back onto the pill
     
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    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Yes don't rely on waiting for your period, you must act as if you could become pregnant at any time now!
    Even 24/7 breastfeeding there is a small chance of pregnancy so be careful!
     
  4. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    I went back on the pill when Phoebe was 3weeks old!! I'm not taking any chances!! :shock:
    LOL xxx
     
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    I've got my doctors appointment Friday to get back on the pill - not taking no chances here either.
     
  6. Dee1985

    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    can get preg straight away its your most fertile time after giving birth.... look at me i have a nine month old and 5 months preg
     
  7. ToriElla

    ToriElla Well-Known Member

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    how soon can you go back on the pill then? I thought you would have to wait a while.

    My mam fell pregnant within 6months of having me and i want there to be at least a 3yr age gap if i have another baby so i think i may have to go back on the pill - even though i hate it!! it makes me feel icky x
     
  8. stephlw25

    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    you can start taking the pill 21 days after birth or you can wait until you have a period. If you are breatfeeding i think GP will give you the mini pill instead of the combined pill so that it does not affect your milk!
     
  9. jamhamster

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    my HV and MW spoke to me about it in the 1st week lol, and you can go back on the pill from 3 weeks after. if ur bres=ast feeding which i am you go on the mini pill which will not stop ur milk supply. i'm seeing my dr thursday to go on it :D with 3 girl's already don't think i want nemore :lol:
     

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