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Doctor insights on: How Fertile Are You After Having A Baby

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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How fertile are you right after a miscarriage?

How fertile are you right after a miscarriage?

Very!: In fact most studies now recommend not waiting to get pregnant after a miscarriage, because women that wait have a harder time to get pregnant again compared to those who do not wait to resume intercourse. ...Read more

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How likely are you to get pregnant immediately after having a baby?

How likely are you to get pregnant immediately after having a baby?

Almost immediately: This has been commonly referred to as "_ _ _ _ _ _ (insert ethnic term here ) twins" it is possible to become pregnant almost immmediately after pregnancy and children have been born inthe same calendar year. Some say nursing may diminish this tendency but I am aware of many exceptions to this. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby can you safely start having orgasms again?

How long after having a baby can you safely start having orgasms again?

As soon as U like: Once any lingering pain and discomfort frim the delivery has subsided. Many women just don't feel in the mood for a while after the baby comes, but various people are different, so go for it, if you feel like it. ...Read more

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Am trying for a baby what are the chances of becoming pregnant if i had sex every other day will i get pregnant quickly this way?

Am trying for a baby what are the chances of becoming pregnant if i had sex every other day will i get pregnant quickly this way?

If you already had: 6 births why would you even be asking ? You should know as long as you have sex around the time of ovulation, you should become pregnant assuming you are ovulating. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are pregnant after having a miscarriage in the same month?

How can you tell if you are pregnant after having a miscarriage in the same month?

Making babies: You don't get pregnant twice in one month. Can you be more specific about your question and timing? ...Read more

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Can a urine determine if you are pregnant 5weeks after giving birth?

Can a urine determine if you are pregnant 5weeks after giving birth?

Maybe: The pregnancy hormone takes a long time to clear your blood stream. On the other hand, it could be a new pregnancy or retained placenta (after-birth) from your birth. You need to ask your doctor for a blood test giving the number of the pregnancy hormone. ...Read more

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How long after having sex will you know you are pregnant?

How long after having sex will you know you are pregnant?

Urine preg test: A urine pregnancy test will become positive about a week after a woman became pregnant. ...Read more

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How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

How fertile are you after giving birth to a 22week old child that came out sleeping can I be pregnant so fast after just few times sex. And no period ?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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After having a period are you fertile and what can help you be more fertile ?

After having a period are you fertile and what can help you be more fertile ?

Yes: Expect the most fertility to be 14 days after the first day of your period assuming they are regular. You are the most fertile 3 days before and 3 days after day 14 (which is the expected day the egg is released) ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant soon after having baby? Is it more fertile window? Can you fall pregnant 3 or 4 month having baby?

Can you get pregnant soon after having baby? Is it more fertile window? Can you fall pregnant 3 or 4 month having baby?

Pregnancy too close: If you are not breast feeding it is perfectly possible to get pregnant 3-4 months after delivery. However, you are not more fertile, just normally fertile. If you are totally breast feeding your baby it is unlikely to get pregnant before six months...But you can. A good contraceptive method would be a good idea. ...Read more

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How long do you think is a woman fertile before and after her period?

How long do you think is a woman fertile before and after her period?

3 before, 1 after: Sperm can last for 3 days in the cervical mucus so they may still be there even if ovulation occurs 3 days later. The egg then remains fertilizable for about 12 hours, certainly less than a day. If you are trying to get pregnant, this is good guideline. Do not rely on this to avoid pregnancy- use reliable contraception. ...Read more

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Why can't you have sex 6 weeks after having a baby. What do you recommend?

Why can't you have sex 6 weeks after having a baby. What do you recommend?

Healing takes time: The tissues involved in childbirth including the vaginal outlet and the cervix require time to strengthen during healing. Sexual activity does place a degree of stress on these tissues. Push them too hard before they are strong enough for the physical stress of sex and longer term problems can arise. ...Read more

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How can you tell if youre pregnant when never had a period after delivery?

How can you tell if youre pregnant when never had a period after delivery?

Carefull: That is why you should be very carefull not to get pregnant since if you are nursing you don't get your period and your body is really ready for another baby..... ...Read more

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How long do you bleed after having a baby. And is it normal to have clots a week after you give birth?

How long do you bleed after having a baby. And is it normal to have clots a week after you give birth?

Sometimes: The uterus is "shrinking" and the thickened lining of the womb and exposed arteries and veins are doing the same thing. ...Read more

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How long after you have a baby do you have your first menstrual period again?

How long after you have a baby do you have your first menstrual period again?

Menses: If you are nursing, you may not get a menses for many months. If you bottlefeed you may get a cycle between 6 and 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a full, regular period (first after conception) if you're pregnant?

What are the chances of having a full, regular period (first after conception) if you're pregnant?

Zero: A woman does not have a period if she is pregnant. If she is pregnant and then experiences bleeding she is not having a period but rather having abnormal pregnancy bleeding and should be promptly evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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When does fertility start to decrease? Many women in my family had babies after 40 so assume I can too.

When does fertility start to decrease? Many women in my family had babies after 40 so assume I can too.

Depends: Fertility begins when the first viable egg is released & ends when the basket is empty.Data shows higher risks of complications & some birth defects in the teens with a peak in fertility in the early 20's . The risk of genetic defects then gradually increases with age. At 40 a projected risk for down syndrome reaches ~ 1%, , 3%@ 45.My mom had a normal baby @ 42. You must digest the issues & decide. ...Read more

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Would you please tell me about risk factor after aborting two babies consecutively? Will it affect my fertility in future?

Would you please tell me about risk factor after aborting two babies consecutively? Will it affect my fertility in future?

Depends: Done well, this would not make much difference.If you had scarring of the womb from the procedure, it might.There are cultures in the world where this is common, ant women go on to have many children. However, every episode has the risk of messing up your system. ...Read more

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I received a positive around 10am today which is cd11 for me when should I start making babies My fertility apps predict my ovulation days cd14/15?

I received a positive around 10am today which is cd11 for me when should I start making babies My fertility apps predict my ovulation days cd14/15?

Next 2 days: when your ovulation kit is positive, it means you will ovulate 1-2 days later. so today and the next 2 days are your most fertile times this month ...Read more

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Does the food habits of pregnant women contributes to the fertility of the babies when they reach their reproductive years?

Does the food habits of pregnant women contributes to the fertility of  the babies when they reach their reproductive years?

No: Numerous studies have shown that if a pregnant woman gains a significant amount of (unhealthy) weight during pregnancy, her child is at risk for obesity later on in life. Obesity alone can cause reproductive problems for the child when she reaches her reproductive years. ...Read more

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I've, got a couple hemarhoids after natural delivery of an 8lb 9oz baby, i'm now 2months post partum and they havnt left completely .... Will they?

I've, got a couple hemarhoids after natural delivery of an 8lb 9oz baby, i'm now 2months post partum and they havnt left completely .... Will they?

No: Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no. They may not as flared or as prominent but they will not go away. It's like varicose veins once showed up, they can only get worse. Regular soft stools, straining avoidance are very important to keep them at bay. ...Read more

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Symptoms of post partum depression vs baby blues?

Symptoms of post partum depression vs baby blues?

See Below: Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks. Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates. ...Read more

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How soon after their baby is born do women typically start suffering post-partum depression?

How soon after their baby is born do women typically start suffering post-partum depression?

Most often: Postpartum depression begins in the first 3 months after delivery, but can occur anytime in the first year. ...Read more

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If a woman goes into septic shock post-partum will she be able to recover & safely have another child within the next 1-3 years?

If a woman goes into septic shock post-partum will she be able to recover & safely have another child within the next 1-3 years?

Maybe: We know in medicine never to use the terms always and never. Septic shock can certainly kill a person but that person can also survive with treatment. Whether or not any future reproduction is possible will depend on any complications during the initial sepsis, need for removal of the body parts involved, etc. A blanket statement without knowing these factors cannot be made. ...Read more

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3mths post-partum with 3rd child, have no sex drive and it "feels different" down there. What can I do to be able to enjoy sex again?

3mths post-partum with 3rd child, have no sex drive and it "feels different" down there. What can I do to be able to enjoy sex again?

Professional help : First, I would suggest you schedule a visit with a medical doctor with whom you are comfortable, preferably an OBGYN physician. If everything checks out "normal", then ask for a referral to a psychologist to help you with the issues you may be struggling with on a more personal basis than what you may be able to discuss on the internet. This is an important topic, and not uncommon. ...Read more

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How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

The best way to tell: Is to make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area who can help you figure this out. But in general post partum depression involves sleep and appetite disturbance, feelings of helplessness and inadequacy in caring for your child, feelings of guilt, and emptiness, bouts of anger and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a new mother have post-partum anxiety even if the child is not biologically hers?

Can a new mother have post-partum anxiety even if the child is not biologically hers?

Perhaps: Postpartum anxiety is a combination of factors. Any woman can have anxiety, even to the level of a significant psychological disorder. Anyone prone to this may very well find the arrival of a new child an inciting factor for new anxiety symptoms. Its unlikely a woman will experience the physiologic changes associated with postpartum depression, however. ...Read more

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1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

1wk post-partum, chose to breastfeed baby. What can I use to naturally relieve the soreness of breastfeeding in between feedings?

Lanolin: One natural remedy is lanolin ointment. It is produced from sheep skin and a very good protective barrier that helps sooth skin and is not harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasnt stopped. ?

I had a baby 7months ago. My period came once a month after about 3months post partum. My period came last month and still hasnt stopped. ?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Not normal: Is this the first period since delivery? Was everything ok with delivery and did bleeding stopped as expected afterwards? Were your periods heavy before preg.? Periods can become a bit heavier after pregnancy but a tampon every 45 min seems a lot. I'd see your OB-GYN, esp. if heavy bleeding continues, cramping, fever, dizzy or weak. ...Read more

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7.5 weeks post partum, second child. Got what i assumed to be a period 2 and a half weeks ago and have been bleeding every since. Ultrasound was fine?

7.5 weeks post partum, second child. Got what i assumed to be a period 2 and a half weeks ago and have been bleeding every since. Ultrasound was fine?

May be normal: Are you breast feeding? Using any form of birth control? Sexually active? All of these may effect cycles after delivery. If bleeding is heavy and frequent need to change pads, you should seek care to rule out infection or other processes. If scant spotting, this can be normal with first cycle following delivery. ...Read more

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How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

How to increase pregnancy chance while EBF with no post partum period. Baby is currently night weaned and eats every 2 1/2 hours.

Tough one: if actively breast-feeding and no menses since delivery you are not ovulating and thus unlikely to conceive or become pregnant. Sorry. Enjoy the bonding time with the one you have. Breast feeding so very important to your child especially for the first year of life. No real way to make your periods (and ovulation) start up again safely. Let nature take its course. Dr. R ...Read more