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Could I be pregnant less than 3 months postpartum?

I had my third child 12 weeks ago. The last week and a half, I keep thinking I am pregnant again, but then think, "Nah! Can't be." We do not use birth control (don't want to) but my baby is exclusively breastfed. (My children are 15 months apart and 22 months apart- no birth control between.) Is it possible or likely that I would be pregnant? Symptoms: nausea, extreme dizziness, breast tenderness, bloated feeling, soft cervix, baby fussy while feeding, fatigue, and sudden break outs (acne).. I know, I know. POAS! But I promised hubby that I would only test on the first of the month, starting in November because I am a symptom spotter. Maybe these are just normal postpartum changes?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (12)
  • i got preggo 6 weeks postpartum.. while exclusively breast feeding AND taking birth control! lmao!!! so YES i do think it is very possible. after all if someone could get preg in my situation i feel it is very possible in yours! my babies ended up being 10 months and 3 weeks apart. and as for my warning signs of pregnancy again... it was just intuition (i had no other indication).. and i happened to take a leftover test i had.. i got a positive right away!.. so if i were you id take a test especially if you are experiencing the all too familiar pregnancy symptoms! good luck to you! =)
    idebusashes

    Answer by idebusashes at 2:08 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • It's completely possible.
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 2:03 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I always thought you were most fertile right after having a child.
    canthaveboys1

    Answer by canthaveboys1 at 2:05 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Exclusive breastfeeding isn't a form of birth control, and you are extremely fertile for the first 3 months post partum.. so if your having sex without birthcontrol, then yes there is a very good chance your pregnant.

    livingrlovesong

    Answer by livingrlovesong at 2:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • ehh its very possible to be pregnant again. you are most fertile right after having a baby and it doesnt matter if you breastfeed you can still ovulate.
    i have a friend whos kids are 11 months apart. I suggest using protection if your not already pregnant. thats to much for your body to go through.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • its very possible. I know of several people who have EBF's and gotten pregnant with in 6 weeks PP.
    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 2:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • possible but unlikely


    Answered at 2:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 by:
    * livingrlovesong
    Exclusive breastfeeding isn't a form of birth control, and you are extremely fertile for the first 3 months post partum..

    that bit about being extremely fertile the first 3 mos is NOT true! some women ovulate while breastfeeding though so it is possible. but most do not ovulate that soon while breastfeeding.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Yes VERY possible
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Very possible. My kids are 3, 2, 1 and 4 months I just found out I am two months pregnant.lol My kids are all between 10 1/2 months to exactly one year apart. I am done after this pregnancy. Five kids under 4 will be more than enough for me.lol Take a test so you will know.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • QUOTE:
    Answered at 1:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 by: Anonymous
    possible but unlikely

    Answered at 2:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 by:
    * livingrlovesong
    Exclusive breastfeeding isn't a form of birth control, and you are extremely fertile for the first 3 months post partum..

    that bit about being extremely fertile the first 3 mos is NOT true! some women ovulate while breastfeeding though so it is possible. but most do not ovulate that soon while breastfeeding.
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    Acutally it is true. 87% of women are most fertile right after giving bith, reguarless if they are breastfeeding or not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Oct. 12, 2009