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Does ovulation stop if you are pregnant?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While you are pregnant, the hormonal cycles that cause you to ovulate and also to have menstrual cycles stop in response to the hormones produced by the placenta.
After delivery, breast feeding can extend the amount of time before you begin ovulating again, but is not a reliable form of birth control!

In brief: Yes

While you are pregnant, the hormonal cycles that cause you to ovulate and also to have menstrual cycles stop in response to the hormones produced by the placenta.
After delivery, breast feeding can extend the amount of time before you begin ovulating again, but is not a reliable form of birth control!
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy prevents the hormonal changes that iduce ovulation every month.
You can imagine why that would, and should, be the case.

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy prevents the hormonal changes that iduce ovulation every month.
You can imagine why that would, and should, be the case.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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