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Did you get pregnant while breastfeeding, and have no idea that you were pregnant?


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#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

I'm just curious if anyone in EBland has had this happen to them? If so, how did you eventually find out?

I had some pains a few weeks ago, and I am wondering whether they were O pains. AF hasn't shown up, and I don't think I'm pregnant, but I wonder if perhaps I could be and just not know original.gif

#2 RachealJane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

A work colleague of mine did and didn't realise til almost 20 weeks!! She just felt really tired and had a check up at the doctors and they did a blood test. Her 2 bubs were only a year apart.

#3 zingy

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

Yep this happened to me when my twins were 18 months old. I was still BF and my pregnant friend came to visit me, it made me stop and think about when I had seen AF last...I grabbed a test that afternoon and got a big fat BFP. I went for a scan and discovered I was already 8 weeks pregnant!

I had no pregnancy symptoms whatsoever and it was a total surprise.

I ended up having a MMC with this one though at 10 weeks due to a chromosome problem that apparently happened at the exact moment of conception.

We had just started to be comfortable with the idea of having a surprise number 4 and away she flew...nature is very cruel sometimes.

#4 lilwonder

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Yes  I was feeding but over a week or so started to get really sore boobs and nausea. Test came up straight away - I ended up being nearly 9 weeks pregnant

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Neighbour had 6 weeks prem twins and expressed to feed them while they were in hospital. They came home five weeks after birth and when she went to OB for six week check up she came out in a state of shock - three girls under ten months.

#6 dulcinea

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

Yes, I fell pregnant when DD was 6 months old while breastfeeding and after needing IVF first time round. Complete shock, especially because I was told I needed IVF due to tubal failure (that is apparently one of those ones where you can't get miraculously cured). I realised I hadn't seen AF in a while (my period returned 3 months after having DD, I wasn't impressed) and did a test and was 6 weeks along apparently.
He's an adorable little boy of 18 months now.

#7 katiebelle

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

Yes, twice!!
I fell pregnant with #3 when #2 was 10 months old & still breast feeding, AF hadn't returned at all so had no idea on ovulation etc, was 6 weeks PG, had terrible sickness which lead me to the tests
Fast forward to #3 being 9 months old and I fell PG with a total surprise #4 still breast feeding and again no AF, found out at 4 weeks though because of how sick I was (seems to get worse each pregnancy, still sick now at 34 weeks).
Very hard to answer the LMP questions when my answer is March 2009!

#8 Koobie83

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

I haven't, but I know quite a few people who have. My Mum wasn't breastfeeding, but she fell pregnant with my sister while she was on the 'mini' pill. We were born only 17 months apart or so.  A friend of ours was breastfeeding and fell pregnant with her other baby and they are born really close together. It can definitely happen. Isn't it an old wives tale that you can't ovulate if you are breastfeeding?

#9 aidensmum

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

I did. Son was 11 months when I found out
I was 9 weeks. AF didnt return while I was bf. Ended up not having a period for 3 years due to the two pg's and two lots of BF.

#10 123Babies4Me

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the stories everyone!
With my pregnancies, I've had minimal symptoms (no MS or tiredness or sore boobs, just missed period, some cramping and some CM) so I think I could easily become pg while bfing and have no idea. AF returned when DS was 8.5 months, and DD is now 7.5 months. I tested when I had the cramping/bloating a few weeks ago and that was neg Who knows what's going on! I'm not TTC, just curious original.gif

#11 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Yes I was bfing dd who was 4 months and fell pg with ds, they were born 13 months apart.




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