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Am I pregnant?

(28 Posts)
user1470425712 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:13:13

I am 7 weeks post birth. Giving birth was wonderful. However, I am slightly worried that I might be pregnant again. I am breastfeeding and got my first period a month after birth, the bleeding gradually lessened but not completely, it became light brown, and now I have started bleeding again (something like spotting and not much). I have had sex with my husband a few times but he has not ejaculated in me. Why am I still having some bleeding? Shall I visit my GP?

user1470425712 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:16:28

Not using any protection.

Fluffsnuts Thu 01-Sep-16 19:11:25

When did your lochia stop?

Have you had your postnatal check up yet? Do you want to be pregnant? If not, use contraception.

Pee on a stick to find out!

Goingtobeawesome Thu 01-Sep-16 19:13:09

No idea but clearly you could be.

user1470425712 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:20:52

Why clearly? I had a period, there has been no sperm that has gone in me.

user1470425712 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:23:59

It was beginning to stop before I went on my period.

Goingtobeawesome Thu 01-Sep-16 19:29:32

You've had sex without protection.

Sperm can be released before ejaculation.

user1470425712 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:31:55

I've read about it. And there is no chance of getting pregnant with "precum" and don't a lot of people use the "pull out" method?

WellErrr Thu 01-Sep-16 19:36:03

It's not a method.

Yes you could be pregnant. Take a test. I'm not sure if you have residual hcg though?

DollyBarton Thu 01-Sep-16 19:39:40

Lots of people use the pull out method and lots of people get pregnant using it. You probably aren't but you might be. Do a test. And then use proper contraception unless you want to get pregnant again.

Dixiechick17 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:40:00

Someone on another thread the other day said they got pregnant using the pull out method. You are at your most fertile in the couple of months post pregnancy, which is why you get contraceptive advice rammed down your throat at the six week check, I'd definitely take a test.

goldleaf123 Thu 01-Sep-16 19:41:21

I'm honestly surprised someone who is a sexually active adult, let alone a mother, does not know that the withdrawal method is not a reliable form of contraception. Where have you been reading that it is?!

Goingtobeawesome Thu 01-Sep-16 20:12:11


moonmeat Thu 01-Sep-16 20:15:23

confused my ds was concieved via the 'pull out method' he's now three and living proof that its not a good form of contraception grin

raviolidreaming Thu 01-Sep-16 20:16:28

If you think there's no chance you're pregnant, then I don't understand why you're asking if you're pregnant. If you're concerned about bleeding you need to speak to a health professional.

Oysterbabe Thu 01-Sep-16 20:49:43

Although some people bleed during pregnancy, bleeding is not usually an indicator of pregnancy.

Jodie1982 Fri 02-Sep-16 00:14:33

I'm 21 wks withdrawal method, had been doing that for months but accidentally got a swimmer. Ooops....but a happy Ooooops now. 😁

sykadelic Sat 03-Sep-16 04:36:45

And there is no chance of getting pregnant with "precum"

Not to be rude but you're wrong. A study was done showing that men that produce semen in their pre-ejaculate ALWAYS produce semen in it, and those that don't never do. This was done to determine whether it was due to residual semen from masturbation or prior sex (for people who do it multiple times a day/night etc).

Here is one such study:

In short, having unprotected sex ALWAYS carries the possibility of pregnancy. So POAS.

user1470425712 Sat 03-Sep-16 13:43:04

This was one of my first posts on this site and it's probably my last! Most of the women on here are so unbelievably rude. I thought I'd make friends here, but it's a real shame that I won't.

ItsTimeForDuggee Sat 03-Sep-16 13:49:35

What did you want people on the Internet to do tell you that you are pregnant? hmm

Penfold007 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:35:56

I don't think the replies you have had have been rude. Not sure where you read that pre-ejaculatory fluid doesn't contain sperm as there is plenty of scientific evidence to show that it does and can result in pregnancy.
If your still bleeding seven weeks post delivery and chat with your GP would be a good idea. Yes you could be pregnant so worth taking a test.

PepsiPenguin Sat 03-Sep-16 14:44:06

You asked could you be pregnant?
people have then said, yes you could be pregnant.
so you have then said you are never coming back because you can't be pregnant?

All very confusing, nobody has been rude to you, quite the opposite, you need to POAS to see if you are pregnant and then go and see your GP if your concerned about bleeding - nobody can diagnosis you over the Internet.

user7755 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:45:47


Evergreen17 Sat 03-Sep-16 15:30:19

OP sorry you feel that way but you asked a question and people are being honest here.

The pull out is not a method, it is something made up mostly by men so they dont have to wear a condom

Wait a bit and have a test.

Then use protection, I hope it goes well for you

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Sat 03-Sep-16 15:33:30

What an odd thread.

If you're having unprotected sex of course you could get pregnant. And then the righteous outrage, over nothing whatsoever.

Very odd.

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