Didn't know I could get pregnant while nursing baby


March 18, 2016

Dear Pastor

I am 25. I have a young baby. Friends told me I could not get pregnant while nursing, so I have been having sex without having protection.

My husband asked me about using protection. He kept saying that I should discuss contraceptive with the doctor because we do not need another child now. Pastor, I am in trouble because it seems as if I might be pregnant.


Dear M.F.,

I am not a medical doctor, but I know for sure that women have become pregnant while nursing. I have a preacher friend who got his wife pregnant before she saw her first period after giving birth. In fact, one of her sons is only 10 months older than his brother. Discuss your situation with your doctor.


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