16 mo after post partum with no period (still nursing a lot), can I get still pregnant? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 07-02-2010, 01:23 AM - Thread Starter
naturallyspeaking's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didn't know whether to post this question in breastfeeding forum or pregnant forum or here.
Has anyone gotten pregnant while nursing with no period post partum this long? We are open to having more children but I wanted to know if there is a possibility for me now (with nursing day and night, no period)or just wait until I resume the period. My last baby was born in Feb 2009, he still loves to nurse day and night with food during the day (he wakes up to nurse at night also and we co sleep so no problem for me there).
naturallyspeaking is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 07-02-2010, 01:26 AM
CookAMH's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the great northwest
Posts: 4,476
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yes, you can get pregnant. I do not know how likely or unlikely it is though compared to having a period.

Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then a fast HBAC, then a fast VBAC!!). Planning a third VBAC, again at home, in February 2016.
CookAMH is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 07-02-2010, 11:46 PM
zjande's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: on the dusty homestead
Posts: 5,239
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
You know, I just don't know what the statistics are on that. There are plenty of women that get pregnant before they have a period because they ovulated before their 1st PPAF. But then there are also plenty of women that don't even start ovulating until they've had one or several PPAFs. I myself seem to have a few PPAFs before I finally actually ovulate, according to my charting. So, you definitely *could* become pregnant without ever seeing your period, but I don't know how likely that would be, statistically speaking, as opposed to getting one or more visits from AF 1st.

There is a "nursing mamas TTC" in the TTC forum that I'm sure you could find more info on.

Good luck!

North Idaho rural living 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 mama to: 24 yo DD, 18 yo DS, 10 yo DS, 8 yo DS, 6 yr old DS, 4 yo DD, 3 yo DS, and our toddler boy!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
God willing, someone new is coming in Jan. 2017!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zjande is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 07-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Peony's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 15,952
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
I went that long without AF for my first two children but when AF did return it wasn't regular. I have actually had AF back with DS for 7 months and while we are not TTC, pg has not even possible because my cycle is so off.

There is always a possibility that O will return and the LP will be the correct mount of days, and a pg will occur, never say never!

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Peony is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 19,124

37 members and 19,087 guests
agentofchaos , Alexis17 , apeydef , Arduinna , CricketVS , Deborah , Dovenoir , easydoesit , Emilia.H , emmy526 , girlspn , hillymum , Iron Princess , JoyfamMama , KangaRu , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , lhargrave89 , LibraSun , Lydia08 , MamaLeigh , manyhatsmom , marcw , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , NaturallyKait , pokeyac , raven.marcoe , Sihaya , Skippy918 , sren , TheChainedAngel , trupti0126 , verticalscope , Vidhi84
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.