The first menstruation could start from 6 weeks onwards. It could also stay away for months. The ovulation takes place about two weeks before you get your period. This is why you may be fertile already without knowing. It is advisable tot think about birth control relatively soon after having given birth. If you do not want to remain pregnant immediately after, take care to practise birth control during the first intercourse after delivery.
Full breastfeeding (including the feed at night) can considerably reduce the possibility of a new pregnancy, but not exclude it.
During pregnancy and childbed we already inform you about various methods of birth control. This subject will be discussed again during the last aftercheck-up at abt. six weeks after having given birth. During this aftercheck-up we can prescribe various types of contraceptives. After that we inform your General Practitioner which type we have prescribed. Do you want to know more about the various types of contraceptives, ask for advice and have a look at www.anticonceptie.nl or read the brochure ‘Net bevallen’ (‘Which anticonceptives suit you?’).