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Okay, so my PP bleeding has stopped and I may some day want to DTD again. I'm wondering how many of you trust EBF to keep you from getting pregnant.
I'm thinking that since it took us 3 years of TTC, and then 1 1/2 years of not TTC to have a baby that we're not likely to get pg again, especially since I'm breastfeeding. So I guess I'm not really planning to use birth control, but would like to know there are others out there.
im EBF but on the depo shot because i really dont want an oopsie right now. We plan on using the fertility awarness method of birth control after i wean her.. But when you are breastfeeding you just never know when you are gonna ovulate unless you are REALLY good at reading your body..
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08 and Zeke 2/4/11
We'll be using condoms like we have for 6 years and we've never had a pregnancy that wasn't wanted. Adding BF to that makes me feel even more comfortable about our choice though I'll miss condomless sex
I dont think I would trust just bf unless you are ok with having another LO. After having Leah I didnt go on anything because my DH was getting snipped so we used condoms until he had the all clear. But with my other ones I went on the mini pill (and condoms )
If you haven't used any type of natural method for birth control (NFP or FAM) then I would say not to rely on it. You should know exactly what signs to look for that will indicate when you are fertile again. I have seen a lot of women who even EBF who get thier period back at 6-8 weeks PP. Here's more information on it: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)
We used condoms for the first 3 months after Lily was born and now we don't use anything because we'd be fine if I got pregnant again. I waited those 3 months because I wanted them at least 1 full year apart if I did get pregnant
Thea is 7 months old and i have had 5 or 6 periods already even though i EBF. and i know you ovulate before your 1st period, so breastfeeding would not have been good birthcontrol in my case. i have an iud.
I got pregnant while on the mini-pill and EBF...so it isn't completely fool-proof. We also have a mama in my Nov PR that had to go through IVF to conceive her twins and is now pregnant again. She didn't go on BC because she figured since it was so hard for her to conceive that her odds weren't likely. Your body can act differently as far as fertility goes after you have a baby so I wouldn't use breastfeeding alone as birth control.
We will be using mini-pill and condoms until we get the all clear when DH gets his vasectomy.
Okay guys, you've convinced me. Condoms it is until DH has his little operation.
We do want more kids, but plan to adopt again. Having a bio was an awesome surprise, but I don't want to go through a lot more miscarriages. My odds of a pregnancy equalling a baby are only about 1 in 4.