Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding?

I just gave birth and I'm breastfeeding. I'm wondering if I can get pregnant while breastfeeding and whether breastfeeding can be used as a contraceptive.

Study: Some of the Many Things We Just Don’t Know About Making Babies

A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies.

How Many Days Am I Fertile Each Month?

Many couples want to know how many days each month they can get pregnant but there are things you need to know first, such as, when do you ovulate and how long are your menstrual cycles?

Ovulation Pain: Mittelschmerz

Mittelschmerz is the result of the distention of the ovary either shortly before, during, or after ovulation.

What Happens If I Have No Cervical Mucus?

Having insufficient cervical mucus prevents the sperm from moving up the cervix, and could also be a sign that you don't ovulate, which are two barriers to conception.

Fertility Awareness Fertility Signs Ovulation Calendar and Chart

Fertility awareness and charting is part of 'Natural Family Planning' (NFP). It uses a woman's natural fertility signs to identify when she may or may not be fertile.

When Can I Get Pregnant After Stopping the Pill?

When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill? It is perfectly safe to start trying to conceive as soon as you stop the pill, but when you will conceive is a good question.

Sex And Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

When should we have sex asked on my rise in basal body temperature? When is it too late to conceive according to BBT? When is it too early to conceive?

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant.

What Is An Estrogen Surge/Spike?

What is an estrogen surge/spike? Just prior to ovulation you may have an “estrogen surge or spike” — a marked increase in the presence of estrogen.

My Progesterone Was Low On Blood Test

I recently had a progesterone blood test level done on CD 21 and it was 0.5 ng/ml. Is that low progesterone level a problem? What does low progesterone mean?

Endometrium: How Thick Should My Uterine Lining Be?

How thick should the uterine lining be? The lining of the inside of the uterus is also called 'endometrium.' A normal uterine lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.

Can I Get Pregnant Before I Have My First Postpartum Period?

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.

Comparing Birth Control: The Pearl Index Method

The Pearl Index compares methods of contraception. A high Pearl index stands for a high chance of unintentionally getting pregnant while a low value represents a low chance.

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months.

Guide to Getting Pregnant

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about getting pregnant, from conception and early pregnancy symptoms to the best days for sex and fertility charting.

Guide To Fertility Awareness - Natural Family Planning

This guide teaches you about fertility awareness and natural family planning

Fertility Awareness: Triphasic Curve

 A biphasic curve has two phases: It is a curve that rises and stays up after ovulation. The first phase is before ovulation (follicular phase), the second phase is after ovulation (corpus-luteum phase), when temperatures rise because of progesterone.

6 Ways Medicine Can Enhance Fertility

These six science-based ways to enhance fertility have proven track records for conjuring up babies.

Egg-White Cervical Mucus And Fertility

Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is stretchy, like raw egg white, and vital to determining your most fertile days.

How to Get Pregnant - Part I

My patients who have decided to have children almost invariably ask me,'What should I do to get pregnant?' What books should they read? How dothey take their basal body temperature? Should they use an ovulationpredictor test?

When Am I Most Fertile?

Couples who are trying to conceive naturally wonder when they are more fertile. They are several ways to track your most fertile days to conceive.

Calendar Method For Fertility Awareness

Calendar-based methods are one part of fertility awareness, an attempt to find which days in the menstrual cycle are fertile days and which are not.

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulatewithin a few weeks of giving birth and other women don't ovulate formore than one year.

Can You Find Out If You're Pregnant Using The BBT Temperature Curve?

If you haven't had your period 15+ days after ovulation on the BBT temperature curve, then a pregnancy is likely.

Ovulation Predictor Kits: What You Need To Know

The first step in getting pregnant is to track your ovulation and many women find success with ovulation predictor kits.

Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning For Contraception

Information about fertility awareness helps to fulfil the broader definition of the services many family planning clinics offer.

Probability Determination of Ovulation

How does BabyMed rate the probability, such as the probability of ovulation, in the BBT curve?

Cycles Too Short

Are short menstrual cycles a problem?

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles.

Do I Have to Stop Breastfeeding to Get Pregnant?

You do not have to stop breastfeeding to conceive, but conception is harder for some women while breastfeeding. Prolactin (breast milk stimulating hormone) may suppress ovulation making it difficult to track fertility and to get pregnant.

Does Ovulation Change While Breastfeeding?

Your ovulation cycles will change while breastfeeding. The pituitary gland releases prolactin when you breastfeed. Prolactin stimulates milk production.

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Can we still get pregnant while I am breastfeeding?

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

Baby bumps are one of the hottest fashion trends in Hollywood these days.

What Is The Effect of Lubricant On Cervical Fluid?

What does lubricant do to my cervical fluid? Does it increase it? Will lubricant help me get pregnant or make it harder to get pregnant?

Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)

Egg white cervical mucus ( EWCM) is a type of cervical fluid that is produced right before ovulation, during a time when you are most fertile.

Tips on How To Get Pregnant Fast

Everything you need to know about how to get pregnant faster and maximize fertility.

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment.

The Effects of Stress on Your Reproductive Health and Fertility

Stress is one of nature's contraceptives and can have a dramatic effect on healthy reproduction. The major stress hormone, cortisol, is derived from progesterone.

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment.

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone in Female Adolescents

  A long list of studies have been published linking paternal and maternal habits prior to and during pregnancy with fetal and child health outcomes. Researchers recently published another study showing a link between pre-pregnancy habits and health to female offspring long-term health. 

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Women are choosing to put off motherhood until later in life, typically the mid to late 30s. Researchers from Italy recently examined the coping styles and issues these young women deal with when they postpone fertility.

Contraception and Fertility Awareness Among Women With Solid Organ Transplants

According to researchers in Nebraska and New York, female transplant patients are not adequately informed about fertility issues, contraception and chance of pregnancy after solid organ transplant.

When to Work on Your Fertility

Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want to know when to work on fertility.

The Basics of Conception: For Men

Infertility affects men and women almost equally, but women tend to be more versed on the concepts that affect fertility and the process of conception.

New Postpartum Pregnancy Avoidance Protocol

The postpartum period can be a confusing time for some women in terms of pregnancy prevention. Breastfeeding can lengthen the time between birth and first menstrual cycle, but ovulation may occur before that first cycle, increasing the risk of pregnancy during the immediate postpartum period.

Chapter 1: Introduction To BBT Charting

Your basal body temperature BBT is the temperature of your body at rest. For fertility charting, the temperature is always taken in the morning before you move or get out of bed.

EWCM and Fertility

Are there any studies on Egg-White Cervical Mucus and fertility?

What Does it Mean if I Can't Reach My Cervix?

It is often completely normal if you cannot reach or feel the cervix.

Cervical Mucus EWCM Ovulation Fertility Pregnancy

The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with ovulation.

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