Once your new baby is born, birth control might be the farthest thing from your mind. You probably feel that there is no way that you can become pregnant again right after having a baby. You will be surprised to learn that pregnancy right after you give birth is not as farfetched as you thought.
So even while you honeymoon as a newly expanded family, you need to make some important decisions about getting pregnant again. Medically speaking, it is better for the new mother to wait at least 1 year between pregnancies, so practicing safe sex is extremely important.
Preventing pregnancy without having to go through any uncomfortable procedures can be easily done with the use of condoms. They give you peace of mind about preventing another pregnancy too quickly and also save you the hassle of remembering to take a daily dose of the contraceptive pills. Due to this very reason, they are considered to be the most suitable birth control method.
Condoms do not have any significant side effect, they do not affect the hormonal system nor do they interfere with lactation. They only prevent the sperm from reaching the eggs and are conveniently available for both women and men. They can be used as soon you and your partner are ready to become sexually active and do not need to be bothered about at other times.
Other birth control options which are safe for you and your nursing child include an IUD inserted into the vagina, but it needs to placed by your OB-Gyn. Certain women are not comfortable with this method and prefer to take an oral contraceptive pill. However, be sure to check your medical practitioner to ensure that it does not interfere with lactation.
Once you have a child, sex might be the last thing on your mind for a while, but eventually you - and definitely your partner - will want to jump back in the sack. Therefore it is best to explore birth control methods and find the one you are most comfortable with. It is best to start using contraception in some form about four weeks after your baby’s birth to avoid an unplanned pregnancy too soon.