Conception while Breastfeeding

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Fertile or Not Fertile, That Is the Question....

K.L. asks from Minneapolis

My baby is 6 weeks old and so far I haven't gotten my period yet. Mother's day is this weekend and my husband and I would like to make love (probably on or around that...


Help for Painful Periods and Hemoraging

K.G. asks from Boston

Prior to having children I had very infrequent (every 3-4 months) non-problematic periods. I was found to have a hormone deficiency which we treated with fertility dr...


Did You Have Reservations About Having More Children?

M.R. asks from Kansas City

I always thought I wanted at least two, maybe three children. I had 3 sisters growing up and while it was/is a little crazy at times I loved it for the most part. ...


When Will My Period Return?

S.K. asks from Minneapolis

I am in the process of weaning my 9 month old son. We are down to nursing just once/day and will drop that soon. How soon after you wean your baby can you expect your ...


New Mom

S.C. asks from New Orleans

Is it normal not to have a menstral when a woman is breastfeeding? Or could it be just irregular after pregnancy? I gave birth on Feb. 18 through C-section and bleed...


Did You Decide on Number of Children Before Getting Married/engaged?

J.S. asks from Boston

A couple of recent questions regarding disagreements on the number of children to have got me thinking...isn't this something that couples decide BEFORE they settle on...


Birth Control Side Affects?

E.H. asks from Provo

I've heard from multiple sources that birth control really messes up your fertility cycle and makes it much more difficult to pregnant once off the pill. Any advice on...


How Can a Nursing Mom Tell If She's Pregnant?

M.P. asks from Chicago

I'm nursing my son and plan to continue for a year if possible. I know that breastfeeding acts as a mild birth control, but that it's still possible to get pregnant. ...


Hair Loss

J.A. asks from Eugene

Hello. I have been breastfeeding my daughter for the last 3+ months. Over the last two months I have noticed that I have been losing quite a bit of hair. When I get ou...


Crohn's Disease and Humira

A.S. asks from Columbus

I'm 31 years old and currently take 40mg of Humira every two weeks for Crohn's diesase (and inflammatory arthritis - kind of does double duty). My husband and I are g...