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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone knows if it is better (for your body) to wait 1 year or so to get pregnant again after having a baby?
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    I'd say so.. even tho I know of others who haven't waited til the year was up.. but personally I do think it's better as having two so close together can be quite a handfull.. especially when they get to toddler age.

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    I fall pregnant (unplanned) when DS was 9mths. I've also been told that 12-18mths is optimum.

    My OB has said that he is concerned if I have a big bub that I may not have healed yet internally (bad tearing and episi), so will monitor me closely towards the end to try and minimise any further damage etc

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    My obgyn said its better to wait at least 9months before trying again, just so your body has time to heal/rest.
    In saying that DD2&3 are under 11months apart but it was the toughest pregnancy by far. Love the age gap though.

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    I'd say it would depend on what kind of pregnancy/labour you've had!

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    My ob suggested 2 years was a good time for your body to heal. Although there are so many people who ttc after 6-9 months after giving birth and are fine. I think you need to work out what is best for you personally as you know where your body is at

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    I would say a year minimum, but everyone is different. I think a year would just be good to give your body some healing time etc.

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    I asked my MW the other day and she said it depends on your on labour and pregnancy.

    I had dd (8) via vb with little to no tearing and no blood loss. I had no blood pressure issues or swelling in that pregnancy or this current one. MW (who was my ante-natal carer in both pregnancies) said if this birth is same as last time go ahead and try straight away if I want.

    She wasn't even bothered by my "advanced maternal age" of 38. (This is reason I want to back straight away)

    So we won't use any contraceptives at all.

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    Default Is there a good amount of time to wait after having a baby to try again for a second?

    I agree I think it depends on your pregnancy and birth. After my 1st birth my OB saw no reason why we should wait and we conceived DS2 5 months later.


 

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