6 Myths About Birth Control After Having a Baby

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Jessie Everts, Ph.D. , Alyssa Quimby, M.D.
November 16, 2022

Life after giving birth can be a whirlwind. During the first few months after having a baby, you’re likely relishing having a new addition to your family while also dealing with the challenges it brings, from newborn care and feeding to sleep deprivation and your own healing.

All this can make it easy to forget about birth control, or not feel as if you have time to research your options. But it’s important to talk to your doctor about birth control after having a baby if you don’t want to get pregnant again right away.

Your doctor can help give you the facts on the right options for you. But know that there can be some misconceptions around birth control after pregnancy.