It's possible to become pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if you're breastfeeding and if your periods have not returned.

It's important to plan contraception in advance and you can discuss it at any time with your GP, Hospital Doctor or Midwife, even when you are still pregnant. If you have your baby in hospital, you'll probably discuss contraception with a midwife before you go home. You'll also be asked about contraception at your postnatal check, which happens 6 to 8 weeks after the birth. Not all methods of contraception are safe for all women. For example, you should not use some methods if you have certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure (hypertension). 

You can discuss with your doctor or nurse which methods are suitable for you.  

To find out more about your options please click the links below: 

When can I use contraception after having a baby? - NHS contraception guide. 

Fertility and contraception after birth - Information about fertility and contraception after birth.

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