Ovulation After Delivery Case Study

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Conceiving in less than 12 months after a baby’s birth Challenges and way ahead
When that second blue line appears in the pregnancy test stick, you ought to get ready for your motherhood. But what if you are already holding a tiny tot in your arms?
If you planned this pregnancy, then you are already aware of the pros and cons of this pregnancy and you and your partner has enough energy and time for the baby in your arms as well as the baby in your womb.
But in most of the cases conceiving in less than a year after the previous delivery will be an unexpected affair. When you conceive unexpectedly you will get confused and naturally some questions may arise.
How is it possible to conceive before the periods return?
Periods is not a sign that indicates
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1. Breastfeeding:
Exclusive breast feeding is found to delay the ovulation.
2. Hormonal pattern of mother:
Hormonal changes that take place after delivery affect the ovulation. Each woman’s body will respond to the hormonal levels differently.
How can breast feeding suppress ovulation?
A signal is sent to the pituitary gland and the pituitary gland will release a hormone called prolactin when the baby suckles the breast. The prolactin suppresses the ovulation. As the frequency of the sucking increases, the level of prolactin also increases. Higher the level of prolactin, longer it takes for ovulation.
Why can’t I rely on breast feeding as a birth control measure?
The accuracy of not ovulating during the period of breast feeding is about 98%. Some other conditions are there which also should considered, like:
a. No bottle (even pumped breast milk), pacifiers, or other supplements should be given.
b. Should feed the child at least two times during the night and four times during the day.
c. The feeding gap should not be more than 4 hours during day and 6 hours during

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