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Lucy90 Sat 16-May-15 16:33:35

Hello ladies
Im currently breastfeeding my DD of 4 months and my period still hasnt returned. Me and DP have had unprotected sex a few times and im wondering if theres any chance i could get pregnant?

TheEmpressofBlandings Sat 16-May-15 16:53:34

Yes there is, because in order for your period to return you will ovulate 10-14 days before it. You won't know when that will be!
I fell pregnant (we were actively trying, using opks) while exclusively bf'ing a 5 month old and before periods had returned.

DramaAlpaca Sat 16-May-15 17:06:17

What Empress said above.

I got pregnant with DC2 when DC1 was six months old and still breastfeeding. We were happy to conceive again because we were happy to have a small age gap. It took me a bit by surprise though as it had taken a year to get pregnant with DC1.

Lucy90 Sat 16-May-15 17:34:48

Thanks for replies! Can i ask what opks is?!

autonomousplum Sat 16-May-15 17:39:58

Yes. Possible. I wish it happened with us (so am very jealous of the above posters! grin )but for what it's worth the balance is heavily swung towards not getting pregnant while still breastfeeding. So for every person who falls pregnant straight off while be-inf there are nine others who won't be able to. Nature sort of made it that way. smile

autonomousplum Sat 16-May-15 17:41:15

Opk = ovulation predictor kit. Why don't you Join our ttc while breastfeeding thread on here? We're all dead keen to get pregnant again! grin

AvaAmulet Sat 16-May-15 17:41:38

Ovulation predictor kits wink ic opks are 'internet cheapies' - you can buy a pack of 20 on amazon for less than £3

AvaAmulet Sat 16-May-15 17:42:51

Haha! Auto, sorry cross posted! And "hi"!x

Lucy90 Sat 16-May-15 17:44:19

Thanks auto ive found thread smile

AvaAmulet Sat 16-May-15 17:45:10

Yes, Lucy, I am 'one of the nine' on the other board wink x

autonomousplum Sat 16-May-15 17:46:56

Hahahahahah. sighs

princesscupcakemummyb Sat 16-May-15 20:24:05

my son is over a year old and took ages for my periods to return i still dont ovulate regular and still trying to get pregnant its been 8 months off ttc its hard sad

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