Contraception should be considered by the new parents soon after birth. Until your baby is 21 days old you cannot become pregnant. After that, the risk of falling pregnant again starts. If you are breast feeding your baby, it gives some protection. However, you would still need to discuss with your doctor for safer contraceptive choices. There are many choices available for women. If you want to have more children, choose an option that is easily stopped so your fertility returns to normal. If you feel your family is complete, long-acting methods or sterilization should be considered.