Most women don’t think about contraception after giving birth, however it is a subject that must be considered nonetheless. There is a chance that you can become pregnant before your next menstruation. Should you not wish to risk this then contraception is a good idea.
Which contraception works best for you depends on multiple things. If you’re breastfeeding or want to become pregnant again then your choice is more limited. Breastfeeding does not prevent another pregnancy! Breastfeeding and the pill usually don’t work well together. The pill can cause the amount of milk to decrease and the hormones can reach your child. The mini-pill or so-called breastfeeding pill are better options. An IUD or condom also work well while breastfeeding.
We will discuss your options in the first week after the birth.
More information can be found on http://www.anticonceptie.nl(Dutch only).