Yes, you definitely can ovulate without a period and if anyone tells you otherwise, they are severely misinformed. This is a proven fact but the myth runs rampant that you cant get pregnant if you breastfeed-a lot of women are quite surprised when their 'birth control' fails.
I didnt get my period until my first son was nine months old, FYI, so thats normal, but got it back within three months with the second. :-) Good luck with baby number two!
You're half right. It's definitely a myth that women can't get pregnant when they're breastfeeding. However- the only way you can get pregnant without having a period is if you catch the very first egg you ovulate. Like, say you had a baby 8 months ago, and were still nursing. You were having unprotected sex all along, and at 8 months postpartum, you ovulate and get pregnant. At 8 months and 2 weeks, a home pregnancy test will most likely show a positive. So, in that way, it's possible to get pregnant without a period. Otherwise, if you ovulate and miss the egg, you will get your period about 2 weeks later. Hope that clears that up.
Every woman is different, and with each woman - every time is different. When you are breastfeeding exclusively it releases a hormone that holds off fertility. There are websites/books that you can read that can help you learn how to see a return of fertility. Without being too graphic, the best way to know is when you start having a mucus discharge again. That is a sign that you are getting ready to ovulate. Keep an eye out for it once you start backing off breastfeeding due to the baby eating bigger solid food meals.
Hope this helps and best of luck!!
Hi. I was told by my doctor that breast feeding isn't a form of birth control. Hope this helps :)
http://www.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-breastfeeding-as-birt... For most of the women I know, this only worked for the first 6-8 months. Hope it helps :)
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