At the end of your pregnancy and at the conclusion of the maternity bed, we will discuss the use of contraception with you. This may seem very early to you. After all, you are still pregnant or have just given birth. Moreover, if you have just given birth, you still have to get used to your baby. You are not ready for intercourse just after giving birth. Still, it's good to think about contraception.
Your period can start again from 6 weeks after the birth. You ovulate about 2 weeks before your period. This means that you could get pregnant again from 4 weeks after giving birth. This also depends on whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Bottle-feeding often starts your period earlier than breast-feeding.
Breastfeeding can leave your period for weeks to months. Keep in mind that breastfeeding is not a reliable form of contraception. So you can get pregnant if you breastfeed. While you are breastfeeding, the form of contraception should also be considered. Some hormonal forms of contraception are not recommended to be used during breast-feeding.
If you wish, we will gladly provide you with information about the types of contraception during the maternity bed and/or during follow-up. Which form of contraception is right for you depends on your personal situation. We place an IUD ourselves and this is possible from 12 weeks after your birth.
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