Birth Control Options
Deciding what method of birth control to use is not easy. Your health care provider will encourage you to make a decision about a birth control method around the 27th to 28th week of your pregnancy. This will give you time to make a good decision for yourself.
Remember, you can get pregnant right after delivery of your baby even if you do not have a period.
Some questions to ask yourself:
Feel free to talk to your health care provider about any concerns or questions you may have.
Many breastfeeding mothers are interested in how well breastfeeding works as a birth control method. Breastfeeding is effective in preventing ovulation and possible pregnancy if you do not supplement with formula at all. This means the baby receives no liquids, no solids other than mother’s milk—day and night, and no pacifiers. For best protection, an additional type of birth control is recommended.
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