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I just had a baby 2 weeks ago and had unprotected sex. can i

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i just had a baby 2 weeks ago and had unprotected sex. can i get pregnant?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  AndeeRN replied 9 years ago.

Dear *****tine,

Technically, it IS possible to be pregnant, but highly doubtful. That being said, it is possible. In researching, the soonest I found was four weeks post-partum that someone became pregnant. Since your menses probably will not start for at least a couple of months, the only way to know for sure would be a pregnancy test by blood work.

That being said, usually, doctors want you to wait about six weeks after delivery, to give your body and sex organs a chance to heal.

In any case, if you are not wanting to be pregnant right away, you do need to use protection/contraceptive. If you are not breastfeeding, you can speak with your physician about going on oral birth control, or depoProvera, or other method or device.

I hope this answered your question. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Best wishes to you and the new baby!