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possibility of pregnancy at 3 mos. pp? freaking out

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
FWIW -I *know* that I can become pregnant even though my dd is 100% breastfed on demand day or night. But I would like to heaR about other maMAs who were in this situation. I'm in complete denial, not-doing-a-test-because-that-just-aLLows-for-the-possibility fraMe of mind.

I would be pretty distraught, mainly because I know my milk would dry up most likely. it did when i was pregnant with my middle daughter, but my son was 2.5 years old, and i was ready to wean him. but my sweet little dd is so young! i am just hormonal, weepy and anxious. Please convince me those are just the sign of impending AF and not pregnancy Did i mention that i was in denial?

I'm also crampy, and nauseous, but i chalk it off to anxiety. yes, denial.
post #2 of 15
Like you said, if you aren't using any back up birth control and DTD then there is always the chance that you can catch the first PP egg...but only being 3 months post partum, I'd say it sounds more like a form of PP depression/hormones regulating themselves so soon after pregnancy. Have you noticed any fertile CM? I'd say the chances are slim, but not impossible.
Good luck!
post #3 of 15
It certainly could be your cycle returning. No matter how ardently I adhere to LAM, my cycle comes back at 12 weeks pp. Take a test and put your mind at ease
post #4 of 15
First, take a test. You are stressing now and if it is pos you will continue to stress but if it is neg, you will save yourself all that time.

When ds was 6 mo old, I still did not have af and we were not using protection. I started throwing up for no reason - not feel sick before, not feel sick after - exactly like morning sickness. I was not pg but I was really worried for a bit.
post #5 of 15
FWIW, I feel that way for much of my first year PP! Seriously, it must just be my hormones trying to get back to normal, plus breastfeeding. I get every symptom of pregnancy a quazillion times & start freaking out about my milk drying up..... then they disappear again. Til a few weeks later.

I bought a ton of very inexpensive pg tests online a few mos. back. They were about 80cents a piece, plus I cut each one in half. That way I can set my mind at ease by taking a test a few times a month. Now that I'm 10 mos. PP, and still don't have my 1st PPAF, but still have regular bouts where I feel like I'm pregnant, I've gotten to the point where I can just roll my eyes at myself because it happens all the time.

Good luck with everything!
post #6 of 15
I got pg with my ds at 4 months pp after my daughter. Exclusively breastfed around the clock, no cycle started yet, etc. It does happen-sometimes sooner than that! Good luck, OP!
post #7 of 15
Wellllll- I have two 14 months apart.... and the younger was actually a little overdue... so.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kuba'sMama View Post
FWIW -I *know* that I can become pregnant even though my dd is 100% breastfed on demand day or night. But I would like to heaR about other maMAs who were in this situation. I'm in complete denial, not-doing-a-test-because-that-just-aLLows-for-the-possibility fraMe of mind.

I would be pretty distraught, mainly because I know my milk would dry up most likely. it did when i was pregnant with my middle daughter, but my son was 2.5 years old, and i was ready to wean him. but my sweet little dd is so young! i am just hormonal, weepy and anxious. Please convince me those are just the sign of impending AF and not pregnancy Did i mention that i was in denial?

I'm also crampy, and nauseous, but i chalk it off to anxiety. yes, denial.
Umm this is me right now. I could have written this post. DD was born 8 days before your dd. I'm getting symptoms and the bolded part is how I feel. I just dont want to spend the money for a test but want to visit a dr but then I don't. Ugh!
So I understand.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm still too chicken to take a test, so... yea. Nothing's changed so far. i am thinking it might be postpartum hormonal stuff, but obviously i don't know for sure.

Jewellz, it's "nice" to know someone's in this crappy boat with me, lol. Here's to hoping for a happy outcome for both of us. Que sera, sera.
post #10 of 15
My DD was born 5/20 and AF is here! Especially annoying as I bled PP until 11 weeks- and she's not quite 15 weeks now!
post #11 of 15
I just wanted to interject I know a number of my girlfriends, my sister and myself had the same feeling 3m PP.

I became pregnant with D? (this one) I was 6 1/2 months PP.

My sister became pregnant with her second 4 m (just after thinking she was) be she supplemented and messed with (bc started than stopped)

my other gf tried after her DS was a year, others no seconds yet.
post #12 of 15
most of the time... no, you wouldn't be pg so soon after giving birth, with exclusive bf around the clock (it's frequency of night-nursing that determines fertility).

however, my friend got pg 4 mo pp and she was nursing on demand day and night... you never know!

i'd poas already just to know for sure!

good luck!
post #13 of 15
I didn't get pg but also wasn't dtd unprotected BUT I got my first ppaf at 9 weeks and bled for 6 weeks post-partum. I got a whole three weeks off! My son was EBF round the clock and was a horrible sleeper and nursed at least 4 times a night (at 11 mo he nurses minimum twice in the night now).
post #14 of 15
I was one of the lucky ones that caught that first egg... I found out around 5 months pp that I was pregnant via blood test. I was 100% breastfeeding every 2-3 hours day and night and we were pulling out everytime we had sex (yes, I know... not good form of bc lol)... so yes, it IS possible. Best thing to do is get tested. Good luck!
post #15 of 15
OP any update?
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