Can Nursing Mothers Get Pregnant Again?

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Hello … my child is 9 months well and still drinking breast milk … but why is my stomach bloated and hard … sometimes I often twitch and BAK … after giving birth and after the postpartum period, I have two periods …. is it possible that I am pregnant again … I am afraid because the child is still small … pity 😭😭😭

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Hello, Mrs. Rina Fitriani. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.

Breastfeeding is indeed a natural method of contraception. Contraception that relies on breastfeeding is called the lactation amenorrhoea (MAL) method. MAL method can suppress the release of eggs from the ovaries. However, MAL is only useful as a method of contraception in the first 6 months postpartum. In addition, MAL can only be used as a contraceptive method by mothers who have had menstruation at all since giving birth, and breastfeeding babies exclusively and often until the baby is 6 months old. Therefore, if these three MAL requirements are not fulfilled, breastfeeding cannot be a contraceptive method, and mothers who breastfeed children aged 6 months and over also have the possibility to become pregnant.

We recommend that you see a doctor, midwife, or obstetrician to find out if you are currently pregnant. The doctor will carry out physical and supporting examinations such as ultrasound to assess whether there are definite signs of pregnancy in the patient, which consists of:

Discovered appearance of a sac of pregnancy, embryo, or fetus on ultrasound examination The sound of fetal heart beats on examination with Doppler ultrasound (starting at week 10) or Laenec fetoscope aids (starting at week 18-20) Fetal loss on physical examination (starting week 22nd) At home, patients are advised to carry out tests with a pregnancy test (test pack) if they have not seen a doctor, eat regularly balanced nutritious food, adequate rest, and drink enough water. To enrich insight, you can read articles about symptoms / signs of pregnancy.

Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.

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