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How soon are you allowed to get on birth control after you deliver?

Just a question I had, as I heard you can be pretty fertile the few wks after delivery. Not, that I plan on having sex immediatly, but was wondering if they put you on a birth control before you 4-6 wks of resting and no sex after delivering?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i live in denver colorado and here the next day after you give birth the doctors go in and ask u what kind of birth control do u want. if its depo , or the pill they give it to u that day

    Answer by aprilsalcro at 7:35 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • They can. There is some b/c that you can use while breast feeding, if you decide to breast feed. If you formula feed, then there is no reason for you to wait to get on b/c. Yes. You can be very very very fertile after having a baby.

    Answer by Ann_Ony_Mouse at 7:35 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • it's a myth that you are more fertile soon after birth. a lot of women actually aren't fertile at all and don't ovulate for a while. the problem is that you probably won't know if you are fertile, and that's how a lot of women end up pregnant--they think they aren't fertile but they happen to be one of the minority who are!!! you can go on BC as soon as you want, but i didn't want to risk any kind of hormonal BC because it can affect your supply big time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • I think it depends on the kind of BC you want. I know if you want something like an IUD they will make you wait 6 weeks. I also think you should considering waiting 6 weeks before anything hormonal because your hormones will be all over the place after giving birth as it is...don't wanna do anything to make it worse!

    Answer by nessani28 at 9:37 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

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