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How likely is it I'm pregnant?

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Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:05:04

I would say very unlikely, but have a really weird feeling about this. I have a 7 month old, who I breastfeed. Before him I was on the combined pill for 10 years and I've only had one period since he was born - probably around a month ago? This is the thing - I honestly can't remember anything at the moment. I've had such brain fog and mixed emotions lately.

We have only had sex twice since giving birth about a month ago and used condoms both times. As I haven't been off the pill in so long I have no idea what my periods are like or how anything feels. The last few days I've felt so tired, a bit dizzy and spaced out and really emotional. Last night I had this sudden thought that I'm pregnant and can't get it out of my head.

Is it normal for periods to be this irregular after a baby? It'll be about a month and a half since my first one. And do condoms fail that easily?

yes or no? I've ordered a test in the post.

(If I'm not, some weird pmt going on!)

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cockcrowfarm Thu 04-Jun-20 20:09:01

I'm in exactly the same situation as you! I have read periods can be irregular if your still breast feeding, which I am. I would love to be pregnant again but I think it's far more likely it just messed up periods in my case. If it doesn't come next month I'll take a test.

AwkwardPaws27 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:09:31

It's possible, but unlikely. You used condoms, and if your last period was around a month ago and you had sex around that time, it is unlikely to have been around ovulation. However, only a pregnancy test is going to tell you for sure.
Its more likely your period is about to start.

Picklesprout Thu 04-Jun-20 20:09:56


Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:10:04

I guess we'll find out soon enough!

This is far too short an age gap for what we wanted, but couldn't help but also feel really excited.

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Babymamamama Thu 04-Jun-20 20:11:01

Highly unlikely. Get your iron level tested maybe you are anaemic.

Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:11:55

@baby I am wondering that too

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Brenna24 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:12:19

I breastfeed. My first period was at 6 months post partum. It was 49 days to the next one, 42 days to the one after that, 40, 38, 35 and then they settled to roughly 32 days. It is unlikely if you used a condom properly and periods do tend to be irregular for a while but if you are going to be stressed about it the only way to put your mind at rest is to do a test.

MagnoliaJustice Thu 04-Jun-20 20:17:03

I got pregnant when my first child was 7 months old - I was b/f and we used condoms. I had the same kind of feelings you described, and kind of knew it was pregnancy and not anything else. I wasn't excited, I was terrified when I saw that second line appear on the stick! But actually it was fantastic, having two little boys so close in age.

Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:34:49

@magnolia wow! Did you notice the condom split? Ours seemed ok but tbh I didn't really look too deeply. I was a bit unsure the second time but then realised it was probably lubricant. I think what's weird is I had that same eyes flicked open at midnight moment that I had with my current baby (although we were trying with him!)

At first I was really upset at the thought but now the idea is growing on me.

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Alyssum34456 Thu 04-Jun-20 20:35:29

As in eyes opened and I was suddenly wide awake with the idea and couldn't say how I knew

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Thehop Thu 04-Jun-20 20:38:16

I was end my 2nd boy and found out I was pregnant when he was 3 months old. No periods at all and used a condom. It definitely happens! They’re 10&11 now and super close

Knoxinbox Thu 04-Jun-20 20:39:06

Condoms are only about 80% effective in their own. 20/100 women a year will become pregnant using condoms alone. If your periods have come back, you are ovulating and BF is not offering any protection.

The only way to know is to take a test! Good luck

2020iscancelled Thu 04-Jun-20 20:44:05

Got pregnant at 7mths after my first, currently feeding my 2nd to sleep as I type grin

I had two periods between Stopping breastfeeding and falling pregnant - I wasn’t on the pill but was monitoring cycle. Clearly my body wasn’t back to regular patterns and I must have ovulated later than expected.

The way I knew was similar to your explanation, I was just so tired. On the 2nd or 3rd day of being knackered I took a nap with DC at lunchtime and it wad the first time I’d done it since he was newborn and I remember saying to DP - I’m so tired I feel like I’m pregnant.

Went to Asda, bought a test and 9 mths later popped out a baby.

It’s hard but absolutely wouldn’t change it now

Talulahoopla Thu 04-Jun-20 21:40:42

My sister and I are just 10 months apart. We're incredibly close and good friends. I imagine my mum found it hard at times but there are definitely benefits. I'd love to have two so close together having grown up like that. Not sure what DP would think of that though 😂

cockcrowfarm Fri 05-Jun-20 06:04:49

My periods just arrived now, so that was 43 days cycle for me.

namechanging2020 Fri 05-Jun-20 06:36:53

I am currently 6 months pregnant and have a 12 month old. Was bfing exclusively when got pregnant. Although we weren't using condoms though so you would think that should have done the trick if used properly.

Alyssum34456 Fri 05-Jun-20 13:44:41

think AF may have arrived. Why am I disappointed? shock

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ShebaShimmyShake Fri 05-Jun-20 15:09:07

Because you want another child. And there is absolutely no reason on earth you won't have one when the time is right.

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