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What are the chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding an 18 month old and menstural cycle has not returned?

What are the chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding an 18 month old and menstural cycle has not returned?

It's possible: An18 month old has usually decreased their mild intake enough that your hormones have adjusted enough to start you ovulating again, but not necessarily return of your period. I have a 28 year old son that was conceived while solely breast feeding 6 months post-delivery! so if you are having unprotected intercourse, you certainly can get pregnant. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why don't we get menstrual cycle during the breastfeeding of the baby?

Why don't we get menstrual cycle during the breastfeeding of the baby?

Breast cancels pregn: After you deliver your baby and are breaqst feeding and the baby is suckling at your breast your hormone levels change in order to prevent you from having another infant immediately after. For one thing every time your infant sucks on your nipple your prolaqctin goes up. The changing hormone levels interrupt the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Probably not: Suckling stimulates maternal release of the pituitary hormone prolactin; high levels of prolactin (due to any cause) are usually associated with infrequent or absent periods. What you actually ecounter is individual though, and may be affected by many factors such as frequency, duration, and amount of nursing you do. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding affect ur menstrual cycle?

Does breastfeeding affect ur menstrual cycle?

Breast feeding. : Yes, breast feeding will affect your period. Many people erroneously believe that because of hormone production during breast feeding, you can use this method for birth control. That is not true. There is an increased level of progesterone, and periods are certainly affected. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a menstrual cycle to regulate after breastfeeding?

How long is it supposed to it take for a menstrual cycle to regulate after breastfeeding?

8 to 10 weeks: Please remember that you can still get pregnant while you are a "lady in waiting" for that "cycle" as ovulation can occur without warning and you can repeat the wrong "cycle" of repeat pregnancy. So, use contraception! ...Read more

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When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth?Im 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth?Im 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

Complicated: If your menstrual cycles are coming regularly then your female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are normal. You could check your thyroid hormone. Often new moms are exhausted and sleep deprived. Post partum depression often goes unrecognized as the symptoms do not have to include crying and sadness. Discuss these items at your follow up appointment. ...Read more

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Are there any pills that are safe to take while breastfeeding that could delay my menstrual period for a few days or a week? It'd really help, thanks!

Are there any pills that are safe to take while breastfeeding that could delay my menstrual period for a few days or a week? It'd really help, thanks!

Yes, oral progrstins: First, breast-feeding is a great decision. Breast-feeding alone can give you reduced or absent cycles. There is a specific type of birth control pill call progestin only pills. These are safe to take while breast-feeding and can also help prevent a menstrual cycle. Additionally, oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken twice a day for 10 days can also prevent a cycle. These are medications perscibed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more