Can you get Pregnant before your Period Returns while Breastfeeding?

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Most often, breastfeeding can act like a natural birth control for many women. Some even believe that they will not be able to become pregnant while they are breastfeeding. However, this is not necessarily the case.

One thing to keep in mind is the fact that just because a period is not present does not mean that a woman is not ovulating. Because of this, it is possible for a woman to become pregnant while she is not having a period, but is still ovulating regularly.

You-should-also-keep-in-mind-that-using-breastfeeding-as-a-birth-control-method-is-not-a-permanent-situationYou should also keep in mind that using breastfeeding as a birth control method is not a permanent situation. In fact, many women return to a normal cycle a few weeks to a few months after they give birth. Once a woman begins ovulating again, she will be able to become pregnant even if she is breastfeeding.

While breastfeeding can definitely hinder the process of becoming pregnant again, it is best to use a contraceptive to ensure that you will not become pregnant during this time. This method of birth control if unreliable and does not always guarantee that you will not be able to become pregnant.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.