Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about preconception.

How soon after giving birth can a woman become pregnant?

Many women believe they can’t get pregnant again shortly after giving birth, but that’s not the case, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

You can get pregnant again as soon as you ovulate, which for some women can be as soon as five weeks after childbirth.

Talk to your doctor for more details about getting pregnant shortly after giving birth.

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Source: Gregory Siewny, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Katherine Abtahi, DO, Miami Valley Womens Health