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What are the chances of pregnancy after having sex while breastfeeding? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Jan-2014
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hi dr
User:i have a question
Doctor:Hello Mr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Please go ahead with your question
User:my wife underwent c-section 3 months ago
User:and she is still lactating
User:she hasn't got period yet
User:one of the gynec here tried to insert copper-t
User:but unable to do so
User:hence she gave a depo provera shot
Doctor:what was the reason the doctor gave?
User:for contraception
Doctor:that is equally effective too
User:it will work for 3 mths
User:we had sex 30 hrs after the shot
User:without condom
User:but no ejaculation
User:inside her vagina
User:r we safe against pregnancy?
Doctor:don't worry
User:hope so as she might be on lactating amonnohrea
Doctor:if your wife has not got her periods yet and continues to breast feed your baby, then there are no chances of pregnancy
User:which offers double protection besides that depo shit
Doctor:Yes, lactational amenorrhea itself is a protection against pregnancy
Doctor:on top of that your wife has had a depot prevera injection
User:thank u doctor
Doctor:You are welcome
User:shall we continue sex without condom then
Doctor:anything else I can help you with?
User:or shall we use condoms for one week
User:for triple protection
User:or not needed at all
Doctor:You can, by all means, as your wife has got the depot prevera shot, even if she comes out of the lactational amenorrhea, she will not concieve
Doctor:I don't think there is any need for condom use right now
User:thanks a lot doctor
User:have a good night
Doctor:But remember to continue
Doctor:breast feeding till 6 months
Doctor:that is exclusive breast feeding
Doctor:nothing else
Doctor:after that you can introduce other things for the baby, but it is best to feed the baby till 2 years of age
User:ok doctor
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