Is there anyone out there who just recently had a baby (like within the past 6 months) and just found out their pregnant again or who had a baby under 6 months when they got pregnant with another?

Valerie - posted on 02/06/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone............ Okay here's the deal, My daughter was born on the 19th of September, 2008. I went to my OB on October 30th and she prescribed me a BCP Ortho Tri-Cyclen Low. I had a cycle in November, missed December but didn't think much of it b/c I haven't always been regular, missed again January, have never missed two months in a row so I took a HPT (two actually) and they came back positive. My husband doesn't want "everyone" finding out until we're sure how far along we are. Is there anyone else out there going through this? Where are you from? Trying to find someone close to where I live or just some advice on how to handle this situation.

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Jami - posted on 02/18/2009

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My cousin is going through this and I know of someone that they got pregnant the same day they went home. Its honestly not that uncommon, don't worry.

Valerie - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi everyone, just wanted to update you all, 1st, thanks for all your help and advice, 2nd, i was supposed to go to the doc, then they changed my appt, anyway, I am definately preggers and far enough along to hear the heartbeat via a doppler. we are days away from being out of our first trimester, so much for finding out earlier than last time. lol. Thanks.



 

Charline - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hi I have 5 kids MY 5 year old and my 4 year old are born on the same day 1 year apart and i wouldn't change a thing. Of course it was hard at the beggining but then ounce you get a routine down for the kids and you it's easier. I loved it because now they are best friends they do everything together of course they have their moments but one will ask the other for help before asking sombody else. Of you have any other questions that i can help with please ask.



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Donna - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hi. We now have 4 children. A girl (now 9yrs) and 3 boys (now 4yrs, 3yrs and the our baby's already 11mths). Our 2nd and 3rd children are 12mths and 2weeks apart. People were amazed as they know our 3rd would be delivered by C-section. We didn't plan it like this but even if we could turn back the clock we wouldn't change a thing. It FANTASTIC. They have their moments, like any brothers, but it's like they are best little mates. It's great to watch. As for coping as parents with two so close. Just look at all the great time you have together and think of all the great times to come. Trust me  the time will FLY.  I live in Melbourne. Vic. Australia. Congratullations on the up-coming addition to your family.

Alychia - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hi. I havnt had that blessing/problem before. But it happened to my mum. I was 6 months old when my mum fell pregnant with my brother. Now for it to be happened to someone. And they say it has turned out good for them well it should be alright. Im now 20 and my brother is turning 19 in march. Honestly. There is the odd fight but every family has that problem no matter what anyone says. I mean teenagers will be teenages. But we are the best of friends. I've moved all the way up to QLD at the start of this year and my brother is forever calling me telling me he misses me and he wants to move here with me or he wants me to go back to Melb. So really. Its nothing to be worried about.



As for all the other stuff. Well dont worry about it, Find out how far you are and BE PROUD that you can have ya lil ones so close together.

Milissa - posted on 02/07/2009

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I had my son last february 8th, I am due with another next week (so almost exactly a year apart), in addition to this I have an active 3 yr old daughter. The hardest things have been dealing with early tiredness and morning sickness, or more recently having to lug my son around while 8-9mos pregnant. I am 38, so this can be exhausting anyway. I am happy to have all of them and feel lucky. On occasion I have had people make comments about the fact that they are so close, but I know it will be great for them when they are older.

Julie - posted on 02/07/2009

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I didn't get pregnant a 2nd time... I had my son Dec 8/08 so i guess it's too soon to tell... always possible! However, I got pregnant with my son while on Ortho Try-Cyclen Low. I def. would recommend changing pills. I had 2 co-workers of mine get pregnant right after me and they also were taking Ortho Try-Cyclen Low. If you're not pregnant... I would recommend changing pills.



As for getting pregnant again, it is very possible. Again, co-worker of mine got pregnant again, and according to the ultrasounds, she would have conceived just after her 6 weeks postpartum check-up.

Jessica - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hi my name is Jessica!  I'm from Missouri and I have two children my son Isaiah born August 28, 2006 and my daughter Aaliyah born August 16, 2007 my children are 11 and 1/2 months apart.  There really isn't many options when it happens you just keep your head up and go forth.  I can tell you that my children are very close and from experience with my friends kids I think it is easier when your kids are closer together you really dont have to deal with the jealousy issue or nothing like that they grow together!  It is kinda funny with mine they already take up for each other!  I just hope they keep the bond they have.  It is kinda like having twins you can't break that bond.  As far as telling everyone you just tell them whenever you are ready.  I found it easier to just get it out instead of pondering on it.  Don't get stressed there is no need in it.  Well TTYL

Victoria - posted on 02/07/2009

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I haven't gone through what you are going through but I did have an aunt who did w/her last 2 children. I can imagine that its gonna be hard w/2 little ones but the LORD has blessed you w/ another gift of life and you should just roll w/it. I'm sure in the end everything will turn out great. I wish all the best for you and your fam.

Anita - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hi, dont feel embaressed about falling so soon after a birth, mos twomen dont feel comfortable with having sex so soon, so hold your head up, and yes it,s going to be hard, you will be exhausted by the time you give birth, but with a helpfull hubby you should be fine, go to your doctor or your health visitor they will confirm you are pregnant, some time the body plays tricks on you, hormone levels dont really settle down untill a year after birth, thats why its women catch so quickly after birth, hope to heatr from you soon chin up and get plenty of rest, when family or freinds ask is there any thing i can do to help, dont say no, say yes the washing up or hoovering please xxxxxxxxxxx

Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2009

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I actually did this twice.  My oldest 2 children are 14 months apart, which is quite close.  However, my youngest 2 children are 10 months apart.  I went back to work from my maternity leave pregnant.  It was very amusing to my friends!  My youngest 2 will both be starting kindergarten in the fall (because of how their birthdays fall).  It was rough at 1st, but now my boys always have someone their age to play with (even when the other kids in the neighborhood aren't home).  It is actually nice now.  I was stressed at first, but now I wouldn't change a thing.  I live south of the St. Louis area.

Sara - posted on 02/06/2009

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I am currently 7 months pregnant  almost 8 and have a 10 month old.  ( we also have a 3 1/2 year old)  We were using BC too and I didn't know I was pregnant for 9 weeks. We were not planning on having a 3rd baby, especially so soon. I had very mixed feelings in the begininng and we did not tell anyone until I was almost 5 months. I guess I was embrassed and scared of what people would think of me / us.  I then hated myself for not being happy that we were having another baby like I had been for the other two, but it was so unexpected that it took a very long time to grasp that I was pregnant for the second time in a year.  I understand how you feel and I am still scared of what is to come with having kids so close together. I guess I will learn very soon considering I have 10 weeks left.

Jackie - posted on 02/06/2009

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you are most fertile after having a baby.  I think if you are pregnant you have to look at it this way....your kids will be very close, diaper duty will be cut by years, and your body doesn't have to recover to fall apart again...LOL.  It is a blessing if you ask me.  It will be hard but when your kids are 5 and 6, you will think it is pretty amazing!!!  Good luck and Congrats!!!!! :)

Laurie - posted on 02/06/2009

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My daughter was 4months old when I found out I was pregnant with our son. I was scared to death when I was pregnant but looking back now it was so much easier then I ever expected. You never forget the baby stage. You have everything you need and no time to get rid of it cause your still using it. etc

My two oldest are the best of friends. They are 5 and 6 now and having the greatest time growing up together.

Another positive about having them so close together is no jealousy. The older one is to young to know the difference.

Any help you need, just email me. I rememeber it like it was yesterday.

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Hello. I had two children 13months apart. They are teenagers now, but I remember how hard it was.  Here to answer any questions if you need me to. Keep your chin up hon.

Michelle - posted on 02/06/2009

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hi new 2 this, i've done it twice haha, i find it easier them being close together, i have my 5th kid on the way an 3 youngest will all be under 2yrs old

Jessica - posted on 02/06/2009

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A friend of mine has that problem, and she's a single mom. She is doing the best she can, but she loves that her kids will be close. Her first daughter was born july first and her second child will be born august 4th.

Anything you need help with, you can ask me!!

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