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Return of ovulation and menses in postpartum nonlactating women: a systematic review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
0029-7844
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
117
Issue
3
Pages
657–662
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31820ce18c
PMID: 21343770
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most nonlactating women will not ovulate until 6 weeks postpartum. A small number of women will ovulate earlier, potentially putting them at risk for pregnancy sooner, although the fertility of these early ovulations is not well-established. The potential risk of pregnancy soon after delivery underscores the importance of initiating postpartum contraception in a timely fashion.

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