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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:06 PM   1
youngwife20
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How long are you most fertile for after child birth?


I was just wondering anyone know when your most fertile for?

As we want babys close in age i was just curious what people ay wheather few weeks months etc? its intresting to find out! would be cool to know how long we have to get to it while im at my most fertile xx



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:10 PM   2
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I don't think you are most fertile immediately after childbirth. If you are breastfeeding you will be less fertile for a few months.
Also, even if you want them close in age, give your body a chance to replenish its reserves before you get pregnant again. Pregnancy takes a lot out of you and you need time to recover.
I would think after 5 or 6 months would be an ok time to start trying again if you are keen to get on with it quickly.



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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:14 PM   3
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I've known people to jump back on the horse as soon as they get the go ahead for !

Just listen to your body and your doc/midwife and go for it when you feel ready!

I had heard you are less fertile after giving birth and through BF, but I'm sure it's different for every body, and especially if you are actively trying to conceive.



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:15 PM   4
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Ohh, I heard you are more fertile after birth because everything is "open" :S



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:15 PM   5
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It lasts for a few months. I remember my doctor explaining it has something to do with pregesterone, but I do not remember the significance. I don't know exact time frame, was just told "a few months."



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:24 PM   6
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I'm not sure of the exact timescales but I know after I had my daughter my midwife explained how it was very important for me to use protection straight away as the 'first few weeks' you are really fertile. It was important I didn't fall pregnant again so soon as I'd had a c section but then on seeing my dr at my 6 week check up he said that he advises any woman regardless of their birth type (natural or section) to wait a minimum of 6 months to let your body recover as muscles and cervix can be weak and struggle to carry a healthy pregnancy so soon.

Having said that I do know many ladies who have fallen pregnant quite soon after! We started trying and I fell pregnant when my daughter was 10 months old and I think we're going to have a lovely age gap! It happened our first try so I must have still been fairly fertile then. I'd not gone back on any kind of birth control, just used condoms!

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Old Oct 11th, 2011, 13:38 PM   7
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You can ovulate around 21 days after birth, you are most fertile 3 weeks after so it could be a very close age gap if you wanted



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 09:17 AM   8
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I'm not sure of the exact timescales but I know after I had my daughter my midwife explained how it was very important for me to use protection straight away as the 'first few weeks' you are really fertile. It was important I didn't fall pregnant again so soon as I'd had a c section but then on seeing my dr at my 6 week check up he said that he advises any woman regardless of their birth type (natural or section) to wait a minimum of 6 months to let your body recover as muscles and cervix can be weak and struggle to carry a healthy pregnancy so soon.

Having said that I do know many ladies who have fallen pregnant quite soon after! We started trying and I fell pregnant when my daughter was 10 months old and I think we're going to have a lovely age gap! It happened our first try so I must have still been fairly fertile then. I'd not gone back on any kind of birth control, just used condoms!

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Thanks for answering and thats what i intend to do not go on any contraception lol and aww 10 months is perfect!!!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 09:24 AM   9
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My daughter was 7months old when I caught pregnant again for the 2nd time, I did go on the pill after having her but was having problems on it with bleeding so came off it to start a new brand and in that month break caught pregnant straight away. There's a 16month age difference between them and they are best friends, Im so glad I had them close together even though it was hard in the beginning xxxx



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2011, 10:27 AM   10
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Katree awwww that is so sweet thats how i want our kids to be bestfriends and grow together and i can imagine it will be very hard but worth it hehe thanks for answering xx



 
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