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how many conceived twins while breastfeeding?

post #1 of 38
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I'm curious to know how many women conceived twins while nursing? I just had a baby on mothers day 4 months ago, exclusively breastfeeding( it seems like EVERY 5 minutes LOL)and my husband had an "accident" and didn't withdraw fast enough even though 2 days before I told him I was ovulating, we use the withdrawal method which worked for a 1.5 yr while breastfeeding my daughter, I am not one of the lucky ones whose period does not return while nursing mine come at 8 weeks pp. Anyways I'm a person who knows I'm pregnant right away just a gut feeling I guess you can say, well I had a dream that I was pregnant that same week well about a week and a half later I spotted and thought whew I'm safe cuz I have never had implantation and I've been pregnant 7 times 2 live births and 5 miscarriages. Well needless to say I barely spotted brown for a day and a half and then I knew I was pregnant. Well ever since I've been pregnant with my first I've always had this fear in the back of my head that someday I'm going to have twins and it's not that I have a desire or want to have twins, it's a fear of mine. Please write your experiences with conceiving twins I'm curious to know
post #2 of 38
I conceived twins while nursing my DD. I actually was starting to wean her two days before I found out I was pregnant. I had two PP cycles, the first of which I did not ovulate, and during and the second, I obviously did
post #3 of 38
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Did you have any preminition it was going to be Twins?
post #4 of 38
I got PG with the boys while nursing .... Rachel was about 16 months old. My periods returned at about 9 months post partum.

Hmm .... I'm nursing now, and the boys are 16 months. No periods yet for me.
post #5 of 38
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Anything different from your other pregnancy?
post #6 of 38
I got pregnant with my twins while nursing as well.
post #7 of 38
I got pregnant with twins while I was nursing, too. But it is pretty common for MDCers to be nursing while they get pregnant.
post #8 of 38
I am pregnant with twins and they were conceived while nursing. My period always comes back within 4 weeks post partum. Yeah, fun times. I kind of had an inkling they might be twins due to being terribly sick and having a few twin dreams. And, twins run in my family big time.
post #9 of 38
Hmm ... I was ravenously hungry, really before I even found out I was pregnant! Very very tired, which I attributed to chasing my toddler around while pregnant. My uterus grew like nuts, and I felt 'baby bubbles' at around 12 weeks or so. I found out I was having twins at 14 weeks.
post #10 of 38
Spontaneous first pregnancy for me.
post #11 of 38
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Sorry not up to date with abbreviation what is mdcers?
post #12 of 38
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Sorry not up to date with abbreviation what is mdcers?
mothering dot com users.
post #13 of 38
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nevermind I think I figured it out
post #14 of 38
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Thank you Molliejo :-)
post #15 of 38
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Spontaneous first pregnancy for me.
Me too.
post #16 of 38
I think we'd better be careful! These guys are our first, so I wasn't breastfeeding. But I can't possibly imagine having twin babies at the boob and getting pregnant with twins again! ...Maybe that's why my husband asked me if I was willing to go back on the IUD.
post #17 of 38
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Oh my I couldn't imagine my baby boy and twins sharing my boob let alone 2 sets of twins on the boob. I commend all you mothers of twins I can't imagine I don't how I will feel if my preminition is right, I'll leave in god's hands and whatever the outcome, I will look at it as a blessing.
post #18 of 38
I got pregnant with my twins when DD was 14 months and nursing all the time. First PP period when she was 4 months old. However my twins are 18 months now and I have had no PP period yet.

Good luck to you that you get the outcome you want.
post #19 of 38
we conceived twins while nursing our 19 month old. She had nightweaned the month before which brought back my cycle (well, just ovulation - I ovulate before I menstruate). No premonitions on my part, but we had lots of people dream that we were preg with twins. Our twins are now 21 mo and still no cycles (they still nurse at night - sometimes quite a bit!).

And fyi (if it is helpful at all) - we use natural family planning (the billings method, which is over 99% effective when avoiding pregnancy) to know when our cycles return. I can tell a day ahead of when I will start to become fertile, which rocks. And it is not difficult to use.

Hope that helps... Are you for sure pregnant? Sorry if I missed that in your post - I'll blame in on interrupted sleep! Keep us posted!
post #20 of 38
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yes I took a test a couple days ago with a faint positive. I think I'm getting my tubes tied after I deliver but if we change our mind I'll definitely look into that. Did you all get implantation spotting? I thought it was weird that i got it since i haven't the other 7 times I've been pregnant
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