How soon to use birth control after delivery?
Don’t take any risks with contraception after giving birth. As soon as you are ready to become sexually active again, it’s time to start thinking about birth control options.
Some forms of birth control take a few weeks from when you start using them until they become effective. Make sure you get all the information from your doctor, and either abstain or use barrier methods until your birth control starts to work.
Having to deal with an unintended pregnancy soon after birth can be a real shock. Luckily, there are many birth control options for breastfeeding mothers so that you don’t have to get yourself in such a situation.