Join Date: Dec 2003
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Planning is a choice y'all have to make as a couple.
From the perspective of non-planners (and I mean, we are doing *nothing* to prevent, but not not ttc with charts/mucus/etc.)
Since we don't use birth control, I do find myself wondering often if I'm pregnant. I also had a "phantom pregnancy" going from about 4 mo pp to 9 mo pp. However, since I am content right now to either be pregnant or not be pregnant (ie: I see pros and cons to each state, and neither seems better to me at the moment), it's not an obsession.
You can ovulate before you get your first period, and get pregnant. However, if you follow the Lactation Amenorrhea Method (see ccli.org), you have a very minimal chance of ovulating during the first 6 mo pp.
Do you want another baby soon? Does it matter? Could you be happy either way? I think those are the questions you need to ask. Everybody has different (and strong!) opinions on the issue of whether children should be "planned" or not.