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More fertile after pregnancy?

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CANTWAITMOM
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2/19/06 7:46 A

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Don't believe the b/f thing as a form of birth control! I can name 5 friends who got pregnant within 6 months after giving birth and were breasfeeding exclusively. According to my dr., women seem to go into some sort of baby-making mode after having a baby (this happens right after miscarriages as well). Maybe it is all those hormones out of whack! Said she had never seen anyone come in pregant 6 weeks post-partum, but had seen a ton of women 3 mos post-partum. Use that birth control if you don't want to get pregnant right away!!


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SAMANTHABABYFIT
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2/17/06 4:52 P

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Hello,

If you are breastfeeding exclusively than you will most likely be less fertile and it may take awhile for you menstrual cycle to resume.

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Samantha


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2/17/06 2:16 P

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I also understand that after delivery, it can take a while for your menstrual cycle to become regular...hoping this is true...!


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2/17/06 2:11 P

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Every woman is different, but yes, some people are very fertile right after delivery.

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