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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 months postpartum breastfeeding and just started nora Be this Sunday If i have sex what's the chance of getting pregnant? Can I take plan B pill if breastfeeding June in case?

3 months postpartum breastfeeding and just started nora Be this Sunday If i have sex what's the chance of getting pregnant? Can I take plan B pill if breastfeeding June in case?

Yes: Please consult this site for more information on this topic: http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecfeeding.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system? I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

I am breastfeeding. How long does plan B stay in your system?  I am worried about taking plan be and what it will do to my 6 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding but worried about getting pregnant because now is definitely not the time.

Not a concern: The progesterone hormone in Plan B is safe to take while breastfeeding and will not harm your child. Exclusive breastfeeding will provide you with some protection but you might want to discuss with your doctor about going on the "mini pill" for better reliability. This is a better option that episodically using Plan B. ...Read more

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Getting pregnant with hypothyroidism, breastfeeding and after mirena (levonorgestrel) ?

Getting pregnant with hypothyroidism, breastfeeding and after mirena (levonorgestrel) ?

Re-ask question: Would you please clarify/re-word your question? It is difficult to understand. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant while breast feeding and not having a cycle since before my child was born? I am 10 months pp.

What are my chances of getting pregnant while breast feeding and not having a cycle since before my child was born? I am 10 months pp.

Pregnancy Possible: See the website below for details regarding the LAM method of birth control. Since your baby is over 6 months old, your failure rate is higher than 2%. https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/understanding-your-fertility-while-breastfeeding ...Read more

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How can I increase My chances of getting. Pregnant? Is there. Anything. I can do to make myself. More fertile. Or more. Likely. To get pregnant?

How can I increase My chances of getting. Pregnant?  Is there. Anything. I can do to make myself. More fertile. Or more. Likely. To get pregnant?

Conception: There are a number of things a woman can do to increase her chances of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. 1. Don't smoke. 2. Avoid alcohol or recreational drugs. 3. Maintain a normal weight, being underweight or overweight can affect ovulation. 4. Take a good multiple vitamin to insure adequate folate (folic acid) levels. ...Read more

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I started taking centrum for women. Will this increase my chances of getting pregnant? I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years.

I started taking centrum for women. Will this increase my chances of getting pregnant? I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years.

NO: The vitamins will not increase your chances of pregnancy, but a good prenatal vitamin with Folic Acid will decrease the chances of your baby having a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. Keep having unprotected sex often mid cycle when you ovulate (always 14 days before your period) to increase your chances. If no results persist, see fertility dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied 9 yrs ago and just recently remarried. We had a miscarriage in oct. 2011 how can we get pregnant again and how can we increase our chances of getting pregnant again and lower our risk of another miscarriage?

I had my tubes tied 9 yrs ago and just recently remarried. We had a miscarriage in oct. 2011 how can we get pregnant again and how can we increase our chances of getting pregnant again and lower our risk of another miscarriage?

I : I am assuming you had a reversal procedure. Please reply if otherwise. To help pin point ovulation thus having a better chance of conceiving buy an ovulation prediction kit and follow the detailed instructions. As far as lowering the risk of miscarriage, this is nearly impossible. Most pregnancies that end in miscarriage are a result of the fetus having a chromosomal defect that is incompatible with life. There are other causes of miscarriage (clotting disoders etc.) but these are not usually considered until a woman has 3 miscarriages. Please see your doctor; after obtaining a detailed history from you and your partner he/she will be able to give more applicable advice. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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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


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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