After childbirth, the mother’s body which has gone through a lot of stress and strain needs rest and recovery before another pregnancy can be planned. The body’s natural reserves help in the recovery process by preventing pregnancy immediately after delivery. While breast feeding is considered a natural method of contraception, this is entirely not true.
Many women start ovulating by the second or third month after pregnancy even if the menstruation is entirely not regular. Menstruation returns to normalcy even more fast for women who are not breastfeeding.
Not all women would want to become pregnancy immediately after their delivery. But there would be women who want pregnancy right after delivery for reasons best known to them. If you are one of them, here are the steps to follow.
Becoming Pregnant Right After Giving Birth
Consult a Physician
Before you try for the next pregnancy, you need to assess your body’s recovery process. A gynaecologist will check for possible health problems and readiness for conception. If you have had a caesarean, it is recommended to wait for six months or as much time your doctor recommends before your uterus heals and readies itself for another childbirth.
No woman can get pregnant without ovulation. So after delivery, you have to wait until your first ovulation starts and you start menstruating. Even if the menstruation process is not regular, your chances of pregnancy are still high if your ovulation has started. Once you have been given the green signal by the gynaecologist that you are fit for pregnancy, wait for your menstruation to start.
Tracking Fertile Days
The most fertile days of your days of menstrual cycle must be tracked to increase your probability of becoming pregnant as soon as possible. For this, the best way to go about is to track your basal body temperature using a basal body calculator. The fertile days are the days on which the temperature is lower than normal.
Cervical Mucous Check
Another way to track the days of ovulation is to check the cervical mucous. The days on which the cervical mucous is clear like an egg white, stretchy, watery and profuse are the days that you are very fertile. You must have intercourse during these days for becoming pregnant. Tracking your ovulation can be done using an ovulation kit as well.
After intercourse, you may check for the symptoms of pregnancy. This could be difficult if you are still breastfeeding. Still, you will have symptoms like nipple soreness, nausea, morning sickness, extreme fatigue, metallic taste in the mouth and implantation pain which is one of the first signs of pregnancy. These subtle signs announce your pregnancy.
If you have missed your period, use a home pregnancy kit for initial diagnosis or consult a gynaecologist for a physical examination and confirmation of pregnancy.
Pregnancy immediately after delivery is not an easy task and many women may not attain this feat even after trying. However, once your ovulation cycle returns to normal, becoming pregnant is not an impossible feat either, if you plan it with the help of a gynaecologist.