Categories: Family Planning

Did you know? Your chances are lower, but you can still get pregnant while nursing. Breastfeeding raises levels of a hormone that suppresses ovulation. So mothers do tend to think that just because their period isn’t there, they aren’t able to get pregnant.

Although ovulation may occur, this method of natural contraception is still preferred by many women because it prevents pregnancy in many cases. However, they should also be aware that you can get pregnant, even if you haven’t had a period. Mothers should keep this in mind and try to also use a contraceptive if they plan to be sexually active.

Choice of contraceptive is important during pregnancy and requires consultation with a health professional before deciding on one. Talk to your doctor about what contraception is best.