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post #21 of 24
Add me to the list of crazies! The day my son was born I told my hubby that I refused to go through the pain of labor again so one was all he was getting! Well, about 24 hours later, we were already talking about when would be a good time to have another! But we are 29 and 30 and put off having kids for a few years with the thought that we'd hopefully have a few close together.

He wanted to get started the day of my 6 week checkup but I told him I'm gonna need a little more time. Plus doesn't BFing keep you from ovulating? I haven't had a period yet and my son is 8 weeks old so who knows? I've heard from some people that you are more fertile than ever after a baby and from others that I shouldn't expect a period til after I wean. Is the whole "more fertile than ever" thing only referring to people who bottle feed?

Well I am not going back on the pill cause it took me a full year to get regular again after I went off it last time. So I guess it's gonna be the ole "pull and pray" method for us til we decide to really go for it again. Maybe I'll see some of you in another DDC soon?
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Gemini529 View Post
He wanted to get started the day of my 6 week checkup but I told him I'm gonna need a little more time. Plus doesn't BFing keep you from ovulating? I haven't had a period yet and my son is 8 weeks old so who knows? I've heard from some people that you are more fertile than ever after a baby and from others that I shouldn't expect a period til after I wean. Is the whole "more fertile than ever" thing only referring to people who bottle feed?

Well I am not going back on the pill cause it took me a full year to get regular again after I went off it last time. So I guess it's gonna be the ole "pull and pray" method for us til we decide to really go for it again. Maybe I'll see some of you in another DDC soon?
Wow! the 6 week check-up?
If you are exclusively nursing without ever missing a feed at the breast (ie: no pumped milk fed in a bottle), it is a very effective form of birth control for the first 6 months. Like, 99% effective. As good as BCPs! From KellyMom

Rather than "pull and pray," what about reading up on Natural Family Planning? You'll be able to learn when you are ovulating, so that you know when you are fertile and when you're not. It is a very effective method for pregnancy prevention, and when you do choose to go for another, you'll really understand your cycles and fertile times! It's actually not very complicated, and takes only a minute or two each day. "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" is the NFP bible.
post #23 of 24
We started talking about this last week ourselves.... We definitely want to give Finn the chance of breastfeeding until he's 3 (if he wants to) before we wean to start another round of infertility stuff.
post #24 of 24
Um, no. I said my whole pregnancy I am not doing it again, and I have no intention of it. This is our first baby and overall pregnancy was healthy, but I did not enjoy morning sickness, anemia, being huge, etc. DW will carry number two, and we don't plan to TTC for a few more years because we want our kids spaced at least three years apart. I am really really enjoying spending this time with our one baby girl, and I just don't know that it's possible to have this type of relationship when there is more than one kid in the equation. Not to say I wouldn't be close with a second child, but it is really special to have time that it is just us. Also, the thought of being pregnant turns me off. The thought of giving birth (even though my birth was basically a perfect experience) turns me off.
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