A headache led her to the doctor 6 weeks after giving birth, and she was met with the surprise of the century.
Eliza Curby woke up with a terrible headache, according to the note in Little Things, something inside her told her that she was still pregnant and after taking 4 pregnancy tests, one came out positive, but how if she just gave to light?
Curby went to the doctor and he confirmed that there were two more babies in her womb
As a new mom, she believed in the things that most women believe: that we can’t get pregnant during our period, or during our quarantine or that if we’re breastfeeding we can’t get another pregnancy either, however science and life prove this is not true.
A 6 week old baby in her arms and twins weeks old in her womb
The news reached the Curbys, as my grandmother would say, “like a bucket of cold water”, but after getting scared, love reigns in the family, and they are more than happy for their 3 children, even if they only took 9 months difference in age.
What are the myths of pregnancy and fertile days?
Although a pregnancy is in most cases a reason for celebration, a pregnancy so often can not only scare you for the financial aspect, but also for your health, since this is not exactly the ideal situation.
What do the specialists say?
- Can you get pregnant as soon as you give birth?
The short answer is yes. According to the Baby Center, believing that you CANNOT get pregnant until you have your first period after ‘quarantine’ is just a myth, and the way most unplanned pregnancies happen.
A pregnancy and the fact of giving birth interrupts the regularity of your cycle, and for at least the next two months, you WILL NOT KNOW when you will be ovulating.
Ovulation occurs approximately 14 days (in a 28-day cycle) after the first day of menstruation, so it is almost impossible to know if you ovulated or not, after giving birth and your quarantine, so if you do not want surprises, you should use birth control pills or another effective method.
2. Can you get pregnant while breastfeeding?
Other times, the short answer is YES. Although for years, it has been believed otherwise, a woman can get pregnant without any problem while breastfeeding.
According to Perenting, many women experience what is known as amenorrhea or the absence of a period or scant periods while they are breastfeeding, making them think that they are not ovulating, however, according to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, there has been more that established that a woman “can get pregnant and that is something that happens.”
3. Can you get pregnant while on your period?
The answer is again yes. In this case, it could be said that the answer is a bit more ambiguous as explained by the American Organization for Pregnancy.
If you have unprotected sex during your period, you will not get pregnant at that time, and in fact these are considered to be your least fertile days; the problem is that a man’s sperm can live up to 5 days in a woman’s uterus, so if you have unprotected intercourse, it is likely that some of those millions of sperm have survived and are present when the mature oculus is released through your ovary and into the fallopian tubes.
This concept applies more to women who have short menstrual cycles, 22-28 days, or highly irregular cycles.
How long do experts recommend that you wait between pregnancy and pregnancy?
According to what was reported by What to Expect, from the point of view of benefits for children; If you plan to have more than one baby, the ideal is that they take a year of difference because this consolidates a better union between them.
However, this can have consequences for your health
According to the same source, having children with such a short difference in age can harm your health, depriving you of hours of sleep, and above all, it is a lot for your body.
These are some points to consider
- Your iron and calcium levels may still be too low and you can develop prenatal anemia.
- Having pregnancies so often puts you at risk for premature babies.
- This has also been found to have an impact on your second child having autism.
- If you had the first one by cesarean section, it is recommended that you wait 18 months for the second to be born.
- You spend less quality time with them.
- You are tired all the time.
- You don’t have the opportunity to enjoy each other’s little things.
Therefore, the scientific conclusion is that 2 years between each child is the best, both for the health of the mother and for the well-being of the babies.