Birth Control Prenatal Game:
By T. Nadeau RN

1) It is advisable to have sex immediately after delivery? T or F
2) After you have a baby you can get pregnant even before you have a period? T or F
3) Women who are breast feeding can take birth control pills? T or F
4) The vasectomy (clipping of the tubes that allow the sperm to travel from the testicles to the penis) is a procedure done in a doctor's office? T or F
5) If you use a diaphragm it should be refitted after delivery? T or F
6) Condoms are 100% effective to prevent pregnancy? T or F
7) It is okay to get pregnant 1 month after delivery ? T or F
8) The rhythm method is a reliable for of birth control? T or F
9) Is breast feeding a 100% reliable form of birth control? T or F
10) The menses (period) of a bottle feeding mother may return as soon as 4 - 6 weeks after delivery? T or F
11) Abstinence is the only 100% method of birth control? T or F
12) A female can not get pregnant if she has sex during her period? T or F
13) The birth control pill prevents sexually transmitted diseases? T or F
14) Withdrawal ( pull out method ) is a good form of birth control? T or F

Is that your final answer?


1) False. It is advisable to wait approx. 6 weeks to have sex after delivery for full recovery. Some women wait until only 2 - 4 weeks after. Ultimately, waiting until you are healed is most important in order to avoid bleeding and injury. Use lubricant at first for comfort if desired.
2) True. Ovulation occurs usually about 2 weeks before your first period. It is important to be prepared.
3) True. Women who are breast feeding can a progesterone only pill called micronor.
4) True. The vasectomy is an office procedure.
5) True. The diaphragm should be refitted after delivery.
6) False. Condoms are only about 85% effective.
7) False. It is advisable to wait at least 18 months to get pregnant again.
8) False. The rhythm method is not very reliable, the most is about 75% effective if very diligent.
9) False. While breast feeding may delay the return of your period, it does not prevent ovulation.
10) True. The menses of a bottle feeding mom may return as early as 4 - 6 weeks.
11) True.
12) False. Although rare, it is impossible to know when the egg is released.
13) False.
14) False. Pre-ejaculatory fluid may contain sperm.

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