What Moms Should Know About Birth Control After Giving Birth

After having a baby, your birth control needs could change compared to before your pregnancy. Discuss the birth control methods that could work for you with your gynecologist, so you can prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

Watch this video to learn more about your birth control options after giving birth. If you are breastfeeding, your gynecologist may recommend progesterone-only options if you choose to use a hormonal method, like a birth control pill or shot. If you used a diaphragm before pregnancy, it will need to be refitted by your gynecologist after birth.

Washington Surgi-Clinic is committed to helping every woman make the right decisions about their sexual health with comprehensive gynecology services, including pregnancy termination. To schedule an appointment with a gynecologist in Washington, D.C., please call (202) 659-9403.