Breastfeeding and Conception…The “What Ifs”
So I’m talking to someone the other day and they bring up the ol “I knew someone once that…” I got the feeling they were trying to warn me of the dangers of getting too lackadaisical with the issue of birth control. Just because I’m nursing a 3 month old doesn’t mean I can’t get pregnant. And you know what, I hate to admit it, but they’re right. I could possibly defy nature and the normal process that I’m used to and get pregnant before I even know my cycles have returned. The thing is, I’ve already come to terms with this. I’ve even prayed through it already. Here’s my thought process:
1. I’m a married woman, it’s never going to be wrong for me to live as a wife to my husband. Babies are a natural fruit of my relationship with my husband. Malachi 2:15 ” 15 And did not he make them one? Yet had he the remnant of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly offspring.
2. I don’t blame everything on God, but He would have to have known about it, nothing gets by Him, and He always warns me before I get pregnant, Almost every time He has even given us a name before conception. So I definitely talk this over with Him, and I recommend that to anyone and everyone.
3. Maybe it would actually be super awesome timing.
4. I really cannot control this, so I’m going to choose to trust God.
5. My husband and I can agree on and can pray about and ask God for a certain time frame if we want. Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” and John 14:14 ” If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
6. I’ve decided nothing will stop my fitness goals, unless I let it. So if I do get pregnant before I expect to, or feel ready, I’m going to just continue towards my weightloss and fitness goals because I’m going to choose gentler forms of working out like walking, swimming, rebounding/trampoline, sleeping more, less coffee, less refined sugars, less idle eating, more actively doing what’s on my heart, and less internet surfing (which leads to inactivity, idle sitting, and idle eating.)
7.whether you plan them or not, God’s Word is still going to be true. Psalm 127:3-5 3 “Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”