Did you know that you may become pregnant if you have sex as soon as three weeks after giving birth? Even if you are breastfeeding or your periods haven’t returned.
Getting pregnant again may be the last thing on your ‘to do’ list right now, and you may want to allow your body time to recover before having another baby, so now is a good time to start thinking about contraception.
There are many questions surrounding the right contraception for new mums, particularly those who are breastfeeding. Here, you will find information aimed at supporting you to choose the right contraception to suit your life.
Note that this is an online guide for new mothers. It is not a replacement for the prescribing information leaflet included with your contraceptive medication. Please adhere to the prescribing information and direct any questions to your doctor.
Apart from condoms, all of the contraceptive methods below will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so you may need to use a condom as well to help protect you against most STIs.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC)
Natural contraception methods