If they don't breastfeed, most women begin to ovulate again about four to six weeks after having their baby. Ovulation can occur before a woman has her first period after childbirth. Women who breastfeed usually don't begin to ovulate again until five to six months after the baby is born. Every woman is different, however, and ovulation may begin again at different times. To avoid an unwanted pregnancy, use birth control after having a baby even if you haven't started having your period again.
- Q What effect does ovulation have on fertility?
- Q How does ovulation change as a woman gets older?
- Q How can I use my temperature to know if I'm ovulating?
- Q What causes ovulation?
- Q Where does a woman’s body store immature eggs?
- Q How are ovulation problems diagnosed?