Warning for new moms who don't want to conceive

March 18, 2011 2:24:37 PM PDT
Couples should know that pregnancy is possible soon after giving birth.

A new review of several studies suggests couples should consider contraception as soon as three weeks after birth.

For many women with a new baby contraception may not be at the top of their list of concerns.

The World Health Organization says after six weeks there should be no restrictions on new mothers taking contraceptive pills.

The study's recommendations only apply to women who are not regularly breastfeeding. It appears in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology