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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Getting Pregnant After Childbirth While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding?

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeding?

Not sure you can: I assume you don't want to do anything that would affect your ability to nurse and you can't take any fertility enhancing drugs while nursing. Your body will decide when it can support another pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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I just had a baby 3 weeks ago. No I am not breastfeeding . I have had unprotected sex. 4 times. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Nearly, but not zero: I am really sure your OB told you not to have sex for several weeks after having a baby. Truthfully, i'd be more concerned about post delivery complications, tearing, and other issues from having sex this soon. Contact your OB for your proper instructions, let them know what you've been doing so proper exam and follow up can be done. ...Read more

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Full time breastfeeding, what are my chances for getting pregnant while using spermacide for a week?

Full time breastfeeding, what are my chances for getting pregnant while using spermacide for a week?

Natural method: Breast feeding itself is a natural contraceptive. Adding spermacides is additional protection. The chances are low but we have seen pregnancies even with these additional method used. ...Read more

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What are your chances if you are breastfeeding and using one bottle of formula a day of getting pregnant ?

What are your chances if you are breastfeeding and using one bottle of formula a day of getting pregnant ?

Chances are good: If you are having unprotected sex. Even full breast feeding is not a guarantee of protection. You can ovulate before you get your first period and become pregnant if not using protection. Having a baby at your age is a very big event. Maybe you would be more comfortable postponing further sexual activity until you are settled in with motherhood. If not, do use effective birth control. ...Read more

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My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

My breast is undeveloped. will this affect my chance of getting pregnant and to breast feed? what should i do?

Not necesarily: One of my most successful breast feeding moms would be described in a similar way.Yet she BF 3 kids and donated as well to a BF milk bank for premi infants. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant with tummy tuck and breast feed with implants? Shall i remove the implants before getting pregnant? I don't want any risk of leaking

Yes, Yes, No: Women are able to become and complete pregnancies despite having undergone tummy tuck surgery. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery are able to breast-feed. There is no need to have the breast implants removed before becoming pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more