Is breastfeeding birth control? Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Yes, . Yes, absolutely. You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding.
Birth control. Breast feeding is not a good form of birth control. You can get pregnant even though your breast feeding.

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Am using the arm implant as a birth control n still breastfeeding I keep stressing out about being pregnant again can I become pregnant?

Nearly impossible. the contraceptive implant is one of the best contraceptive on the market, almost as good as getting your tubes tied. It would be highly unlikely for you to be pregnant if this was placed after childbirth and if you have been consistently breastfeeding. I would be very surprised, but you can always get a pregnancy test. Read more...

When is it physically possible to become pregnant after labor and is breastfeeding mixed with norqd pills good birth controls?

Immediately. Although most will not ovulate that soon, and most women dont quite feel like having sex that soon, you could get pregnant right away. Breastfeeding in not a great contraceptive. Norqd, is a good choice while breastfeeding. Read more...
Right away. It's possible to become pregnant right away after having a baby. Progesterone only birth control pills (like nor q d) work pretty well for birth control, as long as you use them as directed (take every day and take at the same time). Nursing completely on demand definitely lowers the risk for pregnancy as well. Using them both together works even better than either alone. Read more...
Pregnancy. The human body is amazingly resilient such that women can get pregnant within a few months of delivering a child. Breastfeeding is not as effective as birth control as Nor-QD (progestin-only bcp) for contraception. We use progestin-only for breastfeeding moms so as not to interrupt milk supply w/more common combination bcps. Just be sure to take progestin-only bcps at same time daily. Set an alarm. Read more...

Breastfeeding for 16 months, no birth control for a year. Have not been able to get pregnant again. What am I doing wrong? Period came back awhile ago

No problem! Hi! I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher, a pedi MD with health tap. I would not worry, stress and anxiety can reduce ability to become pregnant. However, the breast feeding was fine, just eat a broad diet and exercise and hormonal regulation will occur in time. You can also check in with your GYN MD for further evaluation if it persists. Read more...