What Are The Chances of Getting Pregnant Soon After Giving Birth?

Getting Pregnant After Giving Birth

So you just gave birth and you are already wondering whether you will be fertile? Some people may have told you that you will not be fertile for a while after birth but that is simply not true. Many women have gotten pregnant within just a couple of weeks of giving birth. Many siblings out there today are only nine months apart. You can conceive again in as little as two to three weeks after giving birth, even if your period has not returned.

Conception Factors

Quite a few factors will come into play that will determine how soon after giving birth you will get pregnant again. The most important factor is whether you are breastfeeding your newborn.  Although it is possible to get pregnant while breastfeeding, breastfeeding itself is about 98 percent effective as form of birth control if the following statements are true:

  • Your baby is younger than six months
  • Your period has not yet returned
  • Your baby is not eating or drinking anything else other than breast milk

If you are not breastfeeding your infant, then it is quite possible that your fertility can return within a few weeks of giving birth; although for most women it can take quite a few months for their bodies to return to normal. The time it takes for fertility to return will vary between women and will be contingent upon your infant’s nursing pattern as well as how your body reacts to the lactation hormones.

It typically takes about 14 months for a menstrual period to return. If your periods do return prior to 14 months, it is most likely that you are not actually ovulating. Regardless of whether you are breastfeeding, it is important to realize that it is completely possible to conceive soon after giving birth. It is therefore suggested that you practice birth control starting right after the birth of your baby.

What Protection Should You Use?

Here are some birth control options to consider if you do not want to get pregnant soon after giving birth:

  • Birth Control pills: There are many different varieties of birth control pills out there. You will need to take your time and do your research on these pills before you take them. Talk to your doctor about any risks, and which one would work best for you.
  • Depo Provera:  This is an injectable form of birth control that will keep you from getting pregnant for several months. You will need to do your research and speak to your doctor first to see if this method is right for you. If you are planning to try for more children in the near future, you may want to choose another form of birth control. Your fertility can take quite a long time to return after stopping this form of birth control.
  • Spermicides:  There are many different spermicides available and you will need to find one that works well for you and your partner.
  • Condoms:  Condoms are inexpensive and quite effective. There are both female and male varieties of condoms available.
  • Natural method: This is where you determine your cycles via charting and only have sex on the days when you are not ovulating.

Getting pregnant soon after you have a baby can cause problems for you and your baby. You may find that you are overly tired and lack the energy that you need. If you are breastfeeding, your supply may tank. Of course, many women have had successful pregnancies after getting pregnant quickly after childbirth. Be sure to weigh the pros and cons. The Office on Women’s Health, US Department of Health and Human Services believes that you should wait at least 12 months between having your children to ensure your body’s full recovery.

  • Miranda

    How would I know if I got pregnant soon after giving birth?

    • Babymomma

      How did you know the first time?

    • By taking a pregnancy test?

  • em

    The pregnancy symptoms are the same, you’d need to take a pregnancy test anywhere from 12-16 days after unprotected sex.

  • Mary

    Hi I Have A Question, I Gave Birth To My Little Girl On September 3, 2014. Hubb And I Have Not Had Intercourse Since Having Her. We Have Done Other Things Though But He Has Never Finished Inside, Nearest He’s Been Is My Leg. I Know Sperm Does Swim. My Doctor Told Me I Couldn’t Get My Depo Shot Until My 6week Check Up. I Also Was Not Aware That We Are Highly Fertile After Giving Birth. Well Now At My 7Weeks Post Partum The Nurse Took A Urine Pregnancy Test So I Can Start On My Depo Birth Control And I Had A Very Faint Line. She Took Two Samples And Both Came Back With Very Faint Positives. Although We Have Not Had Intercourse Yet What Are My Chances Of Still Being Pregnant Or Still Being My Hormones From Giving Birth? Waiting On Blood Work To Be Certain. But Freaking Out Help!

    • It’s possible but not likely that you are pregnant. Sometimes it takes time for your hcg to drop back to nonpregnant levels after giving birth. The doctor should be doing blood tests to see what the actual level of hcg in your system is and repeat the test to see if it is actually going up or down.

      • f070

        Hi. I have a question. I have an unprotected sex on 6th nov and took emkit 1.5 within 24 hrs. My bf did not discharge in me. I got very slight bleeding from 19 nov to 22 nov but my due date is 29nov. I still have not experienced any symptom of pregnancy.
        is there any chance that i am preg??

      • anna

        I had my first baby barely 4 months ago which was on aug 16th 2014 and I got the depo shot right after my 6 week rest and Ive been on it for 3. Months but it has been a month already that I had to go back to the drs and get another shot. And I didn’t…..me and my baby daddy started having sex again and he has ejaculated in me but not all the way just a litlle bit????? Is there a possibility that I could end up pregnant again????

        • Well, if you had unprotected sex and have not gotten your shot on time, it is possible that you could get pregnant.

          • nikka

            I just gave birth last Nov 24 2014. Hubb and I had sex the last day and the other day and today without contraceptives even widrawal and I stop breastfeeding 4 days already.will I get pregnant early?

          • There is really no way to tell with the information you provided. If you are having unprotected sex, there is always a chance that you could get pregnant.

          • worried husband

            My wife and I just had a baby girl but after 4 months ago of her giving birth but she is not taking no birth control and we had sex But didn’t cum inside her just by the Virginia lips on the out side can she get pregnant

          • It’s possible. It is a bit more difficult due to the location of ejaculation but the chance is still there.

          • tresh

            my baby is 4months now…and im afraid to get pregnant again,we had sex but it didnt come inside…2 days after my period we do sex..is it possible to get pregnant???

          • If you are having unprotected sex, the possibility of getting pregnant is always there.

          • shantae

            Hi I had my baby girl January 14th and I attempted to have sex 3 weeks after i gave birth to her. I was scared because he didnt have a condom on so I moved him off me. He was barely inside me when i moved him and we didnt even begin to really have sex because I moved him. My question is can I get pregant from precum, I am going to go by the plan b pill tonight. When this happened it was on a thursday night around 7pm and today is saturday. I should be okay right?

  • jenisa castile

    I had my daughter 5 weeks ago i had unprotected sex at 4 weeks after birth. I started my period the very next day after sex. Could i be pregnant?

    • If your period came the next day after you had sex, then you are most likely not pregnant. Typically your period arrives about 14 days after you ovulate. You need to have sex around ovulation in order to get pregnant.

      • Allisonpadkins

        I have been on the depo shot for almost 4 years and haven’t had sex in over a year until last night (unprotected) but he didn’t ejaculate in me. What are the chances of me getting pregnant?

        • If you have been on the depo that long and he didn’t ejaculate in you, the chances are pretty small that you would get pregnant.

  • nikka

    I just gave birth last Nov. 24 2014. Hubb and I had intercourse the other day and today without any contraceptives even withdrawal.will I get pregnant early?

  • yogi

    Is it safe to take unwanted 72 after pregancy of one month

  • yogi

    Is it safe to take unwanted72 after having a child of one month

  • crystal

    Hi I just gave birth Dec.12,2014 we had sex on my 2nd week after giving birth I was still bleeding very light .. I want to get on birth control but have to wait for my 6 week check up … How can I tell if I’m pregnant we had sex like 3 days in a row he went inside me the first night … I’m not bleeding at all anymore … I’m almost 3 weeks after giving birth what can I do please help!?

    • You will just have to wait to see what happens. Chances are you didn’t ovulate that soon after giving birth so you are likely not pregnant. If you don’t want to get pregnant this early after having your baby, you might want to not have sex or require him to wear a condom until you can get in for your 6 week checkup and get on birth control yourself.

    • You will just have to wait to see what happens. Chances are you didn’t ovulate that soon after giving birth so you are likely not pregnant. If you don’t want to get pregnant this early after having your baby, you might want to not have sex or require him to wear a condom until you can get in for your 6 week checkup and get on birth control yourself.

  • jewlzy

    I gave birth 5 month ago and I want another baby is it not good to get pregnant this soon??

  • Stephen

    This article appears to contradict itself. Breastfeeding is 98% effective as birth control, (which is equivalent to most forms of contraception), but you can totally get pregnant anyway and should use contraception.

    Which is it?

    • Both 🙂 There is a level of user error that will lower the effectiveness of exclusively breastfeeding. If you don’t exclusively breastfeed or your baby is older than 6 months, you can get pregnant while breastfeeding. If you don’t want to get pregnant, using another form of contraception will be your smartest option.

      • LolaB

        My friend has a 1 month old baby. She produces about 20 oz a day, not including what the baby eats. She has been doing this for 4 weeks. & she got pregnant.

  • jj

    I had my first menstrustion after giving birth 8months ago,my hub and i had sex within my period,is it possible to be pregnant?

    • If you have had unprotected sex, the possibility for pregnancy is there.

  • Mariahkeeble

    My sons 9 months old an I had sex the day after my period with his father an I’m worried that I’m pregnant what’s the chance of me being pregnant ?!

    • It depends on when you were due to ovulate. Sperm can survive up to 5 days after ejaculation so if you were close to ovulation, there is a chance.

  • mary joy atad

    hi i give birth on november 17 2014 my baby now is two months and my hub and i had sex a week ago unprotected and i am wondering if i will get pregnant even i did not yet have my menstrual

    • If you have unprotected sex, the possibility of pregnancy is always there. If you are exclusively breastfeeding your baby, the probability of getting pregnant is less.

  • mary joy atad

    i feel dizzy and tiredness sleepy even morning after having sex a week ago.with my hub is it possible that this is a sign of pregnancy

    • It could be but it could also be a sign of having a two month old baby in your home 😀

  • jordanna

    I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just over 3 weeks ago, but sad to say she was born stillborn, I’m very keen on having another child (as some may understand) have been having unprotected sex as little as 5/7 days after birth, been feeling week and very lightheaded, not being able to eat. Could these be signs of pregnancy or are my getting my hopes up to soon??.

    • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You probably should give your body a little time to return to normal hormonally speaking and also allow yourself a little time to come to terms with your loss. If you are feeling weak and lightheaded, you should probably talk to your doctor about that as there are many non-pregnancy related issues that could cause that.

  • stephanie

    I gave birth 6 weeks ago. My boyfriend and I had sex almost three weeks after me having her. I was so scared of being pregnant again I didn’t let him finish. It was unprotected and he ejaculated on my underware covered vagina. What are the chances of me being pregnant again so soon?

    • joanna

      Me too… but my husband did fi ish inside:/

    • Probably not very likely.

  • joanna

    I have a question. I had my son 5 weeks ago and i had unprotected sex and my husband finished inside. I am breastfeeding only and stopped bleeding the day before having sex… what is the posibility of me getting pregnant??

    • If you are exclusively breastfeeding, the chances are pretty slim that you would get pregnant.

      • joanna

        How do we know wen were ovulating

        • You really need to use ovulation tests until you get your period back regularly.

    • Monica

      Yes it is possible, breastfeeding is 98% effective as birth control,however 2% is still something to consider, if u take home test and its negative I would still go to doctor just to be sure

  • Jojo

    Hello I just had a baby boy on Dec 15 2014 , I was bleeding for like a week and then spotting I had Unprotected Sex on Jan 3rd and all of the sudden the spotting stopped , I haven’t had my period yet and I breastfeed sometimes not everyday , I’ve been feeling Nauseous in the morning .. we keep having sex and our last day was on the 26th I’m so scared , I took a pregnancy test but It was Negative , but with this baby was the same till I was a month an some days….
    Does that means I’m pregnant ?

    • Unfortunately there is no way to really tell. Wait about a month and take a pregnancy test. If you don’t want to get pregnant, you should be having sex with some sort of birth control.

  • ital mama

    I gave birth November 24, 2014, had sex with hubby but didnt finish inside, I had my period ( implantation bleeding) on Feb 1,2015, I am breastfeeding all the time, could I be pregnant?

    • I am very confused. When did you have sex with your husband? Implantation bleeding is not your period.

    • Monica

      You could be but its not very likely, breastfeeding is 98% effective as birth control, however there is always the other 2% so take a test and if positive go to doctor to confirm.good luck

  • hannah

    I just gave birth a month ago i had sex how could i get pregnant if he didn’t nut.

  • Ashley

    I just had my baby on December 26 2014 and I’ve started having sex a month after he was born. Since about a week ago I’ve been nausias and I can’t stand the smell of his cologne. Could I be pregnant again?

    • Monica

      Yes I believe that you could be pregnant, the only way to know is to take the test, get the EPT test and one of the cheap ones as well, that’s how I found out each time I was pregnant, and never been mistaken. My last pregnancy I found out 2 weeks before my missed period, and if one is positive go to the doctor to confirm. And if yes, congratulations! Again. And don’t freak just remember how lucky you are to be blessed with these beautiful children

  • nita

    i just gave birth feb1and had unprotected sex Saturday that just past is it possible and i noticed today im still spotting alittle still

    • Have you had a normal period already? If you had unprotected sex then the chance of pregnancy is always there.

    • nichole klitch

      I’m wondering the same I had my baby Feb 11 and on the 14 and 15 I had sex. I’m feeling tired and dry heaving a lot with lower back pain. I’m scared I’m not ready for another baby yet

  • nichole klitch

    I had my baby Feb 11 and had intercourse the 14 and 15 of February what are the chances of me being pregnant. I’m scared and need advice

    • I am pretty sure that the chances are almost non existent. If you don’t want to get pregnant, make sure you use protection.

      • nichole klitch

        Ok good will I still need to take a pregnancy test or am I not fertile yet. I just want advice I don’t want another baby yet thanks

        • Chances are you aren’t fertile less than a week after having baby. Your hormones are all out of whack. If you are concerned, wait about 3 weeks and take a pregnancy test.

  • tiffany

    My husband and I just had our little one on Feb 14 and we just started having sex Monday the 9th, and we have had it 3 times since, came all 3 times in me…. I stop bleeding on the 7th….him and I want another one! Could there be a chance?

    • It really depends. If you are breastfeeding, the chances are small. Getting pregnant this early after giving birth isn’t terribly common, but it does happen. You need to see if you are ovulating to time intercourse. The chances of you getting pregnant will increase after your period has returned.

  • shanta

    I had a baby girl 2014 and i started use in unprotected sex,I had my baby,in October 2014 my cycle are normal, how soon can i becomes pregnant again

    • If you are having regular periods, if you have unprotected sex near ovulation, you have a chance of getting pregnant.

  • Tsholofelo Legobate

    My husband and i started having sex after 2 months of the birth of our second daughter and i have been having this movement in my tummy my daughter is six could i be pregnant

    • If you are having unprotected sex, it is possible that you are pregnant, but if it has been two months since you had your baby, it would be too early to feel fetal movement.

      • kailyn

        Two months isn’t to early to feel fetal movement when i was pregnant with my son i felt movements at only n 10 weeks it all depends on the person

    • If you are having unprotected sex, it is possible that you are pregnant, but if it has been two months since you had your baby, it would be too early to feel fetal movement.

  • Shanelle

    Just gave birth 3 weeks ago & im still bleeding lightly. had unprotected sex 2 days after my depo shot. is there a chance of getting pregnant again? thank you.

    • It’s possible but not likely. The chance that you ovulated right after giving birth is pretty low.

  • jennie

    My husband and I just had a beautiful lil a month ago today. We have had unprotected sex 4 Times since. He has also had a vasectomy a week after we had our son. What are the chances of getting pregnant again. We have 3 now.

    • I am not sure. What do the doctor’s say about his vasectomy? Has he gone back for a semen analysis to make sure there are no sperm in his semen? If you are breastfeeding, the chance of getting pregnant is lower due to the fact that breastfeeding helps to suppress ovulation. It can still happen though. If your period has returned though, there is a chance because that would indicate that ovulation has taken place.

      • lyn

        Hei, i give birth last Dec last dec 13, 2014 but so sad to say she’s death when i born so now its almost 5months, and i really wan’t to get pregnant again what i must do i need you reply.

  • Mommy of four

    Ok…. Breastfeeding is NOT a birth control nor does it act like one. Ask your doctor. Gave birth to my third child, a son, six months ago. I soley breastfed. Never supplemented. I was also on the birth control loestren. (A pill) i was shocked to discover two months later I was pregnant, again. I am now four months pregnant with my fourth completely by surprise. Check your sources before believing everything you read. Breastfeeding is not a form of birth control. My menstrual cycle returned as normal by the second month and breastfeeding didn’t slow the bleeding or the cycle at all.

    • Jessica

      Did you have unprotected sex?

  • kathryn

    My husband and I had our baby almost four months ago we waited almost two months before having sex again because I was sore and needed to heal from my c-section and I’ve been on birth control since my six week check up. And my husband and I finally had sex but he didn’t use a condom … And I should have gotten my period like today and I’m barely blessing it was the same way when I found out I was pregnant a year ago … I’m terrified of having a baby this early /:

    • If you are on birth control it should be okay. Maybe your body is still trying to get back to normal hormonally speaking which could explain the delay in your period.

  • kaitlyn

    I had my baby 8 months ago and I’ve been taking birth control pill and this past week or two I’ve been forgetting because k have two jobs. The other night I had sex and he came in me what are my chances? I’m freaking out I really don’t need another one this soon!

    • It’s hard to say. Chances are you won’t get pregnant, but if you miss birth control, there is always a chance.

  • Rodriguez

    My baby is two months old…I’ve just been on birth control for 3days…we have had sex before with protection but today we did not…is there any way I could get pregnant… I have not started my period yet!

    • It’s possible. The birth control most likely wouldn’t have been at full effectiveness this early on. If you haven’t started your period though, the chances of pregnancy are a little less likely.

  • keelyxo

    If i just had a baby in novemeber and i am preganat again would i have symptoms im trying tk determin boy or girl and i was very sick with my son but no sickness at all with this one. Would my body maybe just not be in shock because it was three months after? I got my period tho so like my hormones went back just curious

    • No way to tell if it will be a boy or a girl based on symptoms.

  • Gillian McRobbie

    I gave birth 2 my gorgeous son 9 weeks ago. Me and my fiancé had sex on Tuesday and my period started yesterday. Can I still get pregnant even though my period has started. This is my 2nd period since I had my son. Thank u

    • If you are having periods, then you are most likely ovulating. If you are having unprotected sex around the time you are ovulating, then yes, you can get pregnant.

  • Melissa

    Ok so I gave birth to my second son February 16 I had gotten my first period on April 21 me and hubby had unprotected sex a couple days after my first cycle ended now my second cycle is now a few days late so is it possible that I could have gotten pregnant again just a couple days after my period?

    • It is possible, but it is hard to say as your body is most likely still trying to get back to normal. If you are breastfeeding, that could throw a regular period off.

  • Alyssa Marieah Faith Prater

    I had a baby 6 weeks ago I have unprotected sex 4 weeks after birth. Got my period 5 1/2 weeks. I’m not breastfeeding and he did finish in me. I took at test this pass week and it came back negative but is it to soon to tell? My doctor didn’t talk to me about birth control. And he look at me at 4 weeks after birth and said I was held up.

    • If you got your period, you aren’t pregnant. If you don’t want to be pregnant again, I would suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

    • If you got your period, you aren’t pregnant. If you don’t want to be pregnant again, I would suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

  • Arianna

    I had my baby April 26th. After about 3 and a half weeks I stopped bleeding. Then at 4 and a half weeks I got heavy bleeding that looked like my period. At 5 weeks I started having unprotected sex, but he did pull out every time. Could I be pregnant? I breastfed for the 3 and a half weeks I had lochia.

  • Crissey

    I gave birth April 21st. My boyfriend and I have been having unprotected sex for a week now (I know it’s not a smart choice) but he ejaculated on my vagina, is there a chance that I could get pregnant again?

  • silvia herrera

    I’m very worried if i may be pregnant again . I had my baby on April5 2015 on may 23 i had unprotected sex with my hubby. 48 days after giving birth I’m not breastfeeding . I got my period 2 weeks later on June 10 is their a chance I can be pregnant ?!

    • As you got your period, chance that you are pregnant are pretty small. Now that your period has returned, you will want to make sure you use birth control if you don’t want to get pregnant.

  • cris

    My sons turning 10 months old this coming july 15.i am breastfeeding..we had sex with my hubby last friday morning and today and have not started yet my period is there a chance to get pregnant again?

    • It’s possible if you were not using some sort of birth control. You will ovulate before a period actually arrives so you could be fertile and not realize it.

      • Yayo DaDun

        my girl had my little boy 6 weeks and we had unprotected sex and she scared that she might be pregnant

  • Arieal Turner

    I had a beautiful baby girl April 29,2015 … I got my depo the same day I delivered her.. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend ( daughters father) the third week after giving birth/while on my cycle once / in still currently having unprotected sex… Lately I been feeling tired not n lazy… Been having on no off cramping n currently as I type my lower abdomen is hurting.. Many people I have talking to say if your baby does stuff early they or making way for another.. My daughter is 2mths and she I’d talking baby noises making spit bubbles laughing sucking her fingers n holding her head… I hope that isn’t true but my whole question is can I possibly get pregnant

    • The depo should have been effective by the time you had sex. The chances of you being pregnant are pretty small. Did you take a pregnancy test?

      • pitbull

        I had a baby June 23 and had unpretected sex on the 2nd of this month could I be pregnant again if Im still bleeding from having the baby ?

  • Olivia

    I had unprotected sex 2 weeks straight 3 months after I had my baby is there a chance i could be pregnant and fertile.?

  • Tepong sharin

    I gave birth on the 27th of April and had my first menses on the 10th of June but up till date I’ve not had any flow again. Can I get pregnant if I’ve unprotected sex?

  • Stella

    I gave birth to twins a boy and girl 4weeks ago, but sad to say they were born stillborn. Am very keen on having another child. I and my husband had unprotected sex on the 4th week after delivery. Is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

  • disqus_2YVRBUNELm

    I had sex last night and today, my son is only 2 weeks old. I had unprotected sex but he didn’t ejaculate inside me, what are the chances I’ll get pregnant?

  • susana rodriguez

    I’ve been on birth control for 2 years, I’m off now. How long could it take for me to have another kid ?

  • Chrissy

    I just gaved birth 3 weeks ago, and I had sex and he ejaculated inside me. I still exclusively breastfeed!! I don’t want to get pregnant is there anything I can do?

  • Kylah Jordan

    I had a baby girl on July 6 but she didn’t make it she couldn’t breath on her own yet but I had sex with my bd July 23 & every since then Ive been having pregnancy symptoms cramping white discharge that also has watery fluid but I can only see the watery fluid on my panties also Ive been urinating alot and having alot of bowel movements and having fatigue and my breast are back tender I took a pregnancy test and it came back neg. But I still haven’t gotten my first period is there a possibility I could be pregnant again?

  • Eimaral

    Hi there ,

    I just had my son june 11th and on july 13th i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend who is the father of my son. Im worried that i could be pregnant again just a few days ago i took a pregnancy test and it said that i wasn’t but the thing is when i was pregnant with i son i took three and the last one said i was . The reason why i think i might be is because here lately ive been really sleepy, feel like im goin to throw up and the dream i had last night ok the thing was the first time i was pregnant and i didnt know i was i had a dream that i was pregnant and i had a dream last night that i was pregnant again . And ive haven’t started my period neither so what should i do ?

  • kesha

    I had my son almoat 4 months ago we had unprotected sex a lot I breastfeed everyday what are my chances of getting pregnant am scares I already am

  • Alondra garcia

    I just had my daughter on June 30, I recently had sex with my boyfriend. I was on top and he cumed inside of me, I quickly got off and it was dripping out and I ran to the restroom to wash off. Then I also was spotting and we had sex he cumed inside, what are my chances of getting pregnant? I also took the plan B pill two days after sex…

  • Jessica

    I had unprotected sex a little over a week ago. I just had my son 2 months ago. This morning I started feeling sick but that went away now I’m slightly crampy. Could i be pregnant again so soon?
    Ps. I have had my period since delivery. It was about 2 weeks ago.

  • Tiara Thomas

    I had my daughter 9 days ago and me and her father had unprotected sex today but he didn’t ejaculate in me .. could I be pregnant?

    • Tomato

      If he didn’t ejaculate in you then why you think you’re pregnant?

  • Danielle


    I had to have an emergency c-section at 41 weeks. My beautiful baby boy was born on the 28th of June 2015. He is almost two months and my fiance and I had sex using a condom but it tore. I’m exclusively breastfeeding andand haven’t started my period and would like to find out what the possibilities are of me falling pregnant again. Recently I haven’t been able to eat chicken or any oily food as I just get sick, surely I won’t be getting symptoms only three days after having unprotected sex?

  • Claire

    I have a 4 month old baby girl who was delivers by emergency c at 40w, me and my husband would love to start trying for a second baby, I was taking a mild contraceptive pill however have stopped taking this and have been mixing breastfeeding with formula feeds at weekends or when on holiday, what are the chances of getting pregnant if we start trying now?? X

  • Nina Andrews

    I had my son (Aug 27) & i had sex this morning (sept 17), however i breastfeed my baby heavily . Please tell me the chances of me being pregnant . Im afriad when i go for my six week check ill be pregnant #embrassing

  • angie

    I gave a birth to a baby girl on august 8, 2015.. I am not breastfeeding since sept 4. i had a sex one week ago during my light period finish (at least i thought it was period cuz i feel cramping n moody but it was extremely short period for 3-4 days. i was expected my period to be longer like my doctor said it would be long.) So i wondering should i be worry bout my chance of gettin pregnancy during my period? how long should i wait until i do the pregnancy test?

  • Rebekah Markeson

    My husband and I lost our baby girl stillborn a month ago, and life has been down hill for both of us. Tonight we had sex and he ejaculated in me. I know some say it’s wrong and that I need to heal but I feel like the only thing that would make us feel back to normal again is to get pregnant and try for another baby. I miss being pregnant with my little girl #FaithAvaReign ❤️

    • sarah

      My love I don’t know you but I want you to know my heart goes out to you and your partner. Only you can know what will make you happy I cant tell you that. We lost our little boy who would of been 5 this December after having him I wanted another child and felt so guilty because I felt I was betraying his memory, that it would be like replacing him. In the end my husband wasn’t ready to go though it all again so we waited. I’m glad now that we did as it gave us time to grieve and find each other again before bringing another baby into our hearts which needed to heal first. Your baby girl may not be with you anymore love but she’s still your daughter and your future baby’s wont replace her in your heart or make the pain stop only time will get you there. We now have two little boys and are finally the family we always wanted to be. I that for you more than anything. Take care hun, it will get easier. Xxx

    • Diana

      Im on the same boat. We lost our baby girl too Sep 19, 2 months ago! #VioletAlexandra i miss being pregnant n it kills me knowing that i lost my daughter ☹

    • Ericka Perez

      Hi Rebekah. I’m sorry for your loss.
      I went through the exact same thing a month ago. And I’m in the exact same situation now. Please, if it’s not too much to ask let me know how things are with you.. Are you feeling better? Did you become pregnant?

  • Elise W Minett

    Hi my period returned last month (sep.6).. I would get my period yesterday (Oct.4)but I didn’t.. What should I do.? But honestly we’re trying to get pregnant again.I’m breastfeeding.pls help.

  • Maria

    Two weeks and four days into my postpartum I received the depo shot at my. Ob/gyn office and the nurse said it would protect me until I got my three year implant in my arm at my six week check up . I had been breastfeeding along with bottle feeding three days later I engaged in intercourse could I have conceived?

  • keyaira Hyman

    I Had Sex Within The 3 Weeks Of Having A C Section Unprotected And Now Its 4 Weeks And I’m Bleeding Heavy What Can It Be ?? Need Help

  • Belinda

    My baby born on 7 Nov 15, today I feel different I’m feeling more tired then before and having alots of dizzy. I had sex before 6 weeks and I stop breastfeeding before 6 weeks. Am I pregnant? I did look at old wife tale about baking soda and say I will have boy.

  • Vita

    On 4th December I gave birth to my stillborn baby boy at 39+3, and even though I am still devastated and grieving, the only thing that would help me to move on is to be pregnant again. I had my period on 1st of Jan n lasted 7 days now I took a opk today n it was positive, I’m just wandering what are my chances of concieving this cycle??

    • Rosie

      Hi Vita, I feel your pain. I had my baby boy sept 29 and he passed on October 5. The pain is unbearable. I also feel that having a baby will help me with the pain but the truth no other baby will replace my unique lil guy. I’m trying to get pregnant again. I’m using an app called Dot. You track your periods on it and it tells you which days you r highly fertile to b able to conceive.

      • Vita

        I’m sorry about ur loss and I know it’s really hard and I know, no one and nothing would ever replace my perfect little boy. How long have you been trying? And I’m using the opk, it was positive yesterday, so hopefully I’ll get lucky even though it my first cycle but I heard that u r most fertile soon after birth.

  • Steph

    Me an my partner had sex 12 hours ago but he did ejaculate inside me as we used a condom but previous to him putting the condom on we had it with out for about 30 seconds could I stil get caught even thongs didn’t ejaculate I had a baby 3 week’s ago

  • Tiffany

    I had a baby 2/15/16 she suddenly passed away 2/16/16 . All I can do is get pregnant right away. We’ve had sex a few times already. How fast can I get pregnant ??

    • amanda

      I’m so sorry I had a stillborn on the same day I been trying to get pregnant to but I have read that after the 25 days u will start have high chance then before

  • Julie088

    I gave birth 4 months ago i brest feed my baby and i didnt have my period yet. And my
    husband and i have sex last nigth and he ejaculate inside me is there a high chance that i could pregnant? What should i do?

  • Obotu Patience Ande Robert

    My baby is just 8 months old and I recently saw drop of blood on my panties could this mean my period has returned or is it a false menses??

  • Mey

    My baby is turning to 3 months on March 28.. I delivered her December 28 via C-section.I breastfed my baby for 2 months straight after that every night since when I came back on my duty.
    I had my period started last February 21 and ended March 03,2016. My hubby and I had unprotected sex last March 10. He ejaculated inside me.

    Could it be possible that I’ll be pregnant again??

    • Taylor

      Yes you definitely can especially since you already started your period

  • Christian

    I just lost my son to potters syndrome and kidney obstruction disorder on 04-06-16 and i had unprotected sex the past three days can i be pregnant even though i started bleeding again??

  • chelsea

    I had just gave birth and only being at 20 weeks, it has only been 3 weeks and just recently took a pregnancy test. It came up postive but not sure if that’s my HCG levels or the test actually being right….

  • Seo Sailor

    Hi. I m soo scared… i m pregnant right back after 2 months. My delivery date was 30 march 2016. But my baby is not more. Some health issues. My pregancy is safe … any expert help me???

  • yssel

    Hi. Just gave birth last March 15, 2016 thru C-Section. I just breastfed my baby for a month but until now my period haven’t returned and had some sexy time with hubby last thursday(June 23) only. Is there any possibilities that I might get pregnant? Help!

  • Giselle Duran

    I had a c section on 5/20 & I breastfeed & formula feed, I havnt breastfed for 2 weeks because I’m giving my nipples a rest but me & my husband had intercourse a day ago, with no protection & did the pullout method plus my first period has not came yet, I tried going to the doctor today so I can get the plan b but they will be closed all the way till Tuesday, will I most likely get pregnant?!

  • Carley

    I gave birth almost a month ago, and the day after I got the depo shot, and had unprotected sex with my husband yesterday. Do you think I could be pregnant?

  • Kayleigh

    i lost my daughter 4 weeks today at 36+6weeks, i fear i may be pregnant again? can you get pregnant before first period after birth?

  • Kayleigh

    i lost my daughter 4 weeks today at 36+6 i fear i may be pregnant again? is it possible to be pregnant before first period after birth?

  • Giselle Torres

    I’m so sared my husband and I had unprotant sex and I just had a baby a month ago but I already had my period and stop a few days ago
    Do you think I might get pregnant and how can I stop it???

  • Ediri Markson

    I thought nothing could be worse than the pains i experienced during labour, but it had paled in comparison to losing my little boy to stillbirth on the 4th of July 2016 . I can’t stop blaming myself for that. I want another baby ASAP, but i am really scared.

    • JaShawn Mommy

      I too lost my son to stillbirth August 9 2016 . We are trying again , we just being very cautious

    • yary

      I also lost my son to stillborn on july 19th 2016. I started having sex with husband 4 weeks after that date because we always wanted a baby. first for both. very painful loss. my condolences to all the mommas who lost a child. even though we had sex on sat, sun, mon, and today can I get pregnant?

  • Eshia

    I had my baby on may 7,2016 me and my husband had sex 27 days 29 day and 31day after haven 31day can i b pregnant?

    • Virgo16

      Awwww my baby was born may 7th 2016 as well

  • Alicee

    So I had sex 9 days after my c section I feel pretty healed but hurt when we had sex , is it possible I can be pregnant again ?

  • Veronica Ramirez

    Need help I had sex a few days ago. We didn’t use a condom or pull out method my baby girl is 3 months old. Can I be that pregnant fast. But I really don’t want to have another baby..

  • Yimi

    Help ua plz.. i use pills my kids is going 11 day before going 3 months old and this month i did not got my menstration its have posible i get pregnant again? Plz.. answer me

  • Asia Anderson

    My baby die on the 26 but i push him out n the first of this month i had sex. I took a pee test n it came back postive… Am i pregnant

    • I’m sorry to hear of your loss. You should contact your doctor. It could be pregnancy hormone still left in your system.

  • renay

    My baby died on August 2, 2016 after I had him at 23 weeks, 6 days on July 11, 2016. I have received my period but it is light and I have noticed I feel nausea. Is it possible that I am pregnant

    • I’m sorry to hear of your loss. 🙁 If you have had unprotected sex since that point, there could be a chance. Taking a pregnancy test should show if there is hcg present. If you get a positive result, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Rizvana Belim

    My baby died in 10 dayz on 11th sep 2016 n nw again i wnt to get pregnent. I took pills to dry my milk. So my chances of getting pregnent is decreased or not?

  • Kori Richards

    So me and my fiance are trying to have a baby I had my first child in December 21st, 2015 am I able to get pregnant fast? We aren’t using protection or the pull out method and I am also not breastfeeding or on birth control.

    • If you are having unprotected sex and you are both healthy, you have a chance of getting pregnant each month as long as you have having sex around the time that you are ovulating.

  • Louise

    I had my baby on the 27th August 2016 and he wasn’t breathing but they found a heartbeat but he was to sick and sadly died on the 28th August 2016, me and my boyfriend had sex on the 13th August 2016 then again on that Saturday 17th August 2016 I believe you are very fertile after you have a baby is there a chance I’m pregnant? When would I be able to get a clear result as I got told my period is due this week and nothing done a test and negative do I do it from the first time I had sex or the second as they say wait 21 days? Help anyone?

    • I’m sorry to hear of your loss 🙁 I am assuming that you meant that you had sex on September 17th and not August. It’s possible that you could get pregnant, but until you get your cycle back, there is no telling when you are ovulating. There is always a possibility to get pregnant if you are having unprotected sex though.

      • Louise

        Sorry I meant September not August! That’s very true I got told by my midwife that I would of had a period this week but nothing has come I shall wait until 21 days from the first time I had sex and then do a pregnancy test? It’s a difficult one as I got told my period would come this week and it hasn’t. I’ve been getting hot flushes, breasts are sore, feeling sick, got lower back ache. I’m not sure if I’m ovulating or not. Got myself in a bit of a pickle here.

        • Unfortunately, your hormones are trying to get back to normal after your pregnancy. It may take a little while. I would wait 24 days before you test because if that was the day you ovulated, and you have the typical 28 day cycle, that would be the earliest a test would possibly show up pregnant.

          • Louise

            I did a clear blue test this morning and it came up with a faded plus line on a clear blue test. It’s a very faint line but does this mean I’m pregnant? I got a feeling I am pregnant I’m going to wait a few days to see if I get a clearer plus.

  • Perianna Brown

    I had my baby August 31st. My husband and I had underprotected sex on September 30th. He didn’t pullout either. I had my period last week and ended the day before we had sex. Could I be pregnant, since it hasn’t been 6 weeks since I’ve had my baby or not because I haven’t ovulated yet?

    • It’s unlikely, if you had sex the day after your period ended.

  • Maribel franco

    I just had my son 2 weeks ago he was born september 21 2016 he was a still born me and his dad have been intiment since the first week he was born today i got a positive test .. Should i wait n test in 2 weeks

    • I;m sorry to hear of your loss. The positive test could be from residual pregnancy hormone from when you were pregnant with your son. I would suggest that you contact your doctor for clarification.

  • Susan

    I have a question!!! I had my son 8/30/16. We didnt have sex until he came back from the army on 9/23/16. I stopped bleeding from the birth 2 days before he came home. I have not started my period since having the baby, havent even spotted since 9/21. We have been using condoms but have started without one but then out one on half way through. Is it less likely that i vould be pregnant again?

    • Probably not, but if you don’t want to get pregnant so soon after the birth of your baby, then you really need to be using birth control regularly and as recommended.

  • Valerie

    So I had my baby August 16th had my 6 week check up on the September 30th. I am currently breastfeeding my baby and I had unprotected sex on the day of my check up. Can I get pregnant even tho I’m breastfeeding and I haven’t got my period yet and at 6 weeks?

  • Maria

    Hi I had my baby 09/22/16 and I been bleeding but it’s been brown mucous blood and I had sex and my husband did not pull out you think I can get pregnant??? Now we are concerned

  • jhirley evans

    i just gave birth last sept 14..after 2 weeks my bleeding stops..my husband and i are starting to make love without protection..my baby will turn 1 month this friday..im breastfeeding however im also using formula milk..do i have a chance to get pregnant again..i need your advice..thank you

    • If you are not exclusively breastfeeding, the chances of you getting pregnant are there. It really depends on how quickly your body regains it’s hormonal balance. Every woman is different.

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