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    kjmahon Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 12, 2006, 12:17 AM
    Just had baby 8 weeks ago, could I be pregnant again?
    Hello there,
    Just had a quick question. I just had a baby 8 weeks ago. I still haven't got my period yet, I did have sex 4 days ago and then again 3 days ago. Of course silly us we didn't use any protection. I started to bleed after having sex and I'm still bleeding now. Not really like a period because it was only spotty for 3 days. Do you think that I could get pregnant again? I really don't want to and I normally use protection ( I just started the pill 4 weeks ago). If anyone has ideas please let me know!
    Thanks!:confused:
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    Apr 12, 2006, 07:15 PM
    Go see a doctor the best advice
    If you want to you could try a pregancy test
    But still I say a dotor
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    Apr 12, 2006, 08:05 PM
    Best advice ever is to go see a doctor.
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    Apr 13, 2006, 09:03 AM
    My wife did not have a "normal" period for over a year after my son was born... very irregular and unpredictable.

    So the fact you had unprotected sex... well sure that can do it!

    The fact that your cycle is irregular though doesn't mean you are pregnant.
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    Apr 13, 2006, 10:36 AM
    Most likely you are not pregnant, your body is still recooperating from the birth of your baby, but I would still talk to your doctor. Chances are you just irritated something that was still healing during intercorse. I will say that you should definitely start wearing protection, especially if you are not breast feeding (allthough if you are, that's not guaranteed you are safe either) because it would be very hard on your body to get pregnant that soon. It takes about 6 months to 1yr. For your body to fully recooperate and for your uteris to go back to it's normal state. If you are breastfeeding then this can be a good contraceptive, if you are not getting a period. BUT, if you are getting your period then you ARE ovulating, which means you CAN still get pregnant. I got my period the entire time I breastfed, so we used protection.
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    Apr 13, 2006, 11:21 AM
    When my wife was pregnant with our son, Dr told us that breastfeeding is a great contraceptive. When the baby is latched to the breast, your body produces a hormone that prevents you from ovulating. If you're breastfeeding... you never know. Always, talk to your Dr.
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    Apr 22, 2006, 08:32 PM
    You had sex soon after having your baby? Why? That bleeding is one reason they tell you to abstain for at least 6 weeks so your insides have a chance to heal and close. Hope you didn't harm yourself in anyway.
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    Nov 9, 2007, 02:17 PM
    What is wrong with this picture? You haven't even healed properly and, you already may be pregnant. This is just carelessness
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    Oct 3, 2009, 01:22 AM
    Give her a break sheesh. Its usually 6 weeks recoop time. But any midwife or doctor I have seen (and I've had 2 live births) says... IF you are able to do it with out there being any pain then you can try, the do want you to use some sort of protection though! And you could be or not. Go take a pregnant. Test There are places that do them for free. (Planned parenthood or any other 'free test' clinic.)
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    Feb 18, 2010, 09:50 AM
    Yes, you could be pregnant! You are very fertile after having a baby. Go see your doctor ASAP! My daughter-in-law just had a baby 8 weeks ago and my son and her were intimate 4 weeks after delivering. I suppose it had been awhile for them... and no they didn't use protection. She fell on some ice and hurt her ankle and had to go to the ER 2 weeks ago. She received the obligatory question before receiving an x-ray "is there any chance you could be pregnant" and "when was your last cycle" She explained she had just had a baby and had yet to have a cycle. They gave her a urine test that came back positive, also a blood test that has come back positive. They are obviously devastated by this news... but "it is what it is" and a blessing from God. Sometimes, he has bigger plans for us that we don't understand. I would not have wanted this for my 20 yr old son and girlfriend... but our family will support them and help in any way possible of course.

    Yes, it is a bit riskier having children so close together, but I myself have had five children close together and know that if you "feel" okay to be intimate with your mate then that is your choice. Pain is a way of telling you something is not right... obviously you and your husband knew it was okay or you wouldn't have continued. That is something only you and your body would know.

    I got pregnant close together as well, and was ON birth control. I was 19 yrs old when I had my first, and had 4 by the time I was 25. Yes, it was tough at times... but I look at all of them now, almost all adults 22 through 17... and can't imagine my life without them. Don't listen to that judgmental "ZRHODES" above... it was not carelessness but a blessing and gift from God. Also, where is their PHD in Obstetrics to say you haven't "healed properly?" Get to your OBGYN asap... and take good care of yourself... and congratulations on your new little miracle!

    Don't ever let anyone put you down for having children... it's your life not theirs. I hate heartless, cruel, judgmental people.
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    Mar 31, 2010, 12:43 PM
    I have just had a beautiful daughter who is almost 7 weeks old and have another daughter at 17 months old and my partner and I were intimate about 3 weeks ago and I have been feeling funny etc and done a pregnancy test tonight and it had a faint positive line so doing again in the morning, but I am scared and excited but nervous cause of my body being able to cope with another pregnancy so quickly, but I have discussed with my partner and we are going to wait for results tomorrow and decide but I know if I am I would really want to keep baby 3, so yeah follow your heart and check with your doctor to make sure you are OK well that's what I'm going to do...
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    Mar 31, 2010, 05:34 PM

    Hey vgibb just wodering if the test was positive and just want to say no matter what good luck and I wish u the best
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    Jun 3, 2012, 03:38 AM
    Have to agree with countrycopchick, hate judgemental people like zrhodes, everyone has to be so negative towards pregnancy, think people just like to think other people are foolish or unhappy about pregnancy, just to make themselves feel good and hugely responsible. Pregnancy is a blessing at any time, even if you don't realise at that time. Me and my partner were together 10 years when we had our first child (planned) but were unmarried, I was disgusted at how people almost commiserated with us rather than congratulated us, all assuming it was unplanned because we were not married. People seem to thrive on what they think is other peoples unhappiness, mainly because they are not happy themselves. Just came across this forum now so you could have a few babies at this stage and if you have I hope you're all happy and healthy
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    Jun 29, 2012, 09:58 AM
    She said her baby is 8 weeks and she had sex 4 days ago... she is way past the 6 week mark you should read what they say before you try and put a guilt trip on someone!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 07:20 AM
    My mother-in-law has three sons whose ages overlap, which means that by the time she went to her six weeks checkups, she was already pregnant again. The second son turned one right before the first son turned two. Then the third son turned one right before the second son turned two. Each son is about 11 months apart in birth. So yes it is possible to get pregnant shortly after giving birth.

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