How soon is too soon to try for another baby!

Stephanie - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




Im thinking of having another baby i have a 7 month baby girl i want to have another one soon but im wondering when i should try on birth control thinking of taking it out soon just looking for some advice.


Tina - posted on 03/01/2010




Hey Stephanie,

I agree, if you feel comfortable with having another baby, and you're financially set to have another one then go ahead. If you had complications with your first pregnancy, you might want to wait at least a year after the birth of your first child as it can cause problems for your next pregnancy, such as preterm labour. Talk to your doctor ans see if they have any reason why you shouldn't have another baby. Best of luck gurl!!!


Lakeisha - posted on 02/25/2010




i have 4 girls. They were all stairsteppers. One after the other. I'm not going to lie. It was very, very hard when they were younger. 3 babies in diapers (no twins). But now that they are older, I love seeing the way they interact with each other. I love knowing that they will always have each other throughout life. My sister and I are 15 years apart. I would have loved to have a sibling in the house while I was growing up.

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Dani - posted on 02/25/2010




When both of you are ready! I know the feeling but my spouse is not ready so I understand but if God gives us one we will accept it. I would like to wait until my daughter is old enough to do things for herself as far as dressing herself and using the bathroom but I have a couple of friends who are on there second child and there first baby is only 1

Megan - posted on 02/25/2010




i have two girls already and they are 18 months apart and i have another due in about 5 weeks, making the middle child and this one 20 months apart and let me just say that though you may be emotionally ready and very capable you have to think about your body too! i would definatly ask your doc what they recommend cause having them so close can really take a toll, however i didnt have any problems until this pregnancy so mabey 3 in 3 years is just overkill, lol!

Presil - posted on 02/25/2010




stop birth control now but you should have a 1 to 2 year time in bwtn having babies so that the uterus can heal properly. that's what the docs say. but make sure you give enough time for the birth control to wear out your system

Adrienne - posted on 02/25/2010




My sons are exactly 1 year apart. They share the same birthday. :) I found it hard towards the end of my pregnancy because I couldn't pick up my youngest as much as I use to. Then after my youngest was born it was hard getting into a routine but I did find one that worked for me and it was good from there. My boys are like best friends, I love to hear Isaiah tell his little brother " C'mon Ethan let's go" and they run off to their room and play cars. I'm also due to have my 3rd child probably before March is over. So this will be an adventure for me. If your ready to have your next baby then go for it. :)

DeShannon - posted on 02/25/2010




Here's the deal with having two babies so closely in age. You have the financial burden of buying diapers, wipes, doctor bills, and daycare. If you are financial stable, sure, pop them out, but if you like most Americans one paycheck from homeless, I would wait. If I had lots of money, I still wouldn't have another baby until my little one is at least two years of age, because of the amount of time a child needs. However, every person is different, so do what is best for you and your family. Good Luck!

Kari - posted on 02/25/2010




The main concern with having babies too close together is actually for your body. Since pregnancy really changes your body and moves things around and expands some things and squishes others, if your body hasn't fully healed before you get pregnant again, you can actually do some damage in the long run. However, as long as you aren't doing multiple pregnancies back-to-back, I think there is no problem for having another one right away, and at 7+ months between pregnancies, you should be just fine (as long as you can handle multiple little ones running around, anyway :)

Rebecca - posted on 02/25/2010




I have three kids, the oldest is 10, then 6 then 9 1/2 months. The first two are from my first marriage and I did not want a 4 year gap between the kids, but I couldn't convince my husband otherwise. After we split I didn't think I'd have anymore children but then I met my wonderful husband and we have our baby. He and I both agree that we don't want a big gap in age so when our baby is 1 we are going to start trying for another one. The only problem is he is deploying in October for 6 months so we are going to try to get pregnant before he leaves that way I'll be due shortly after our son turns 2. Hopefully it works out that way.
You try for a baby when you feel like you are ready and if you think you can handle having kids that close together then go for it.

Denise - posted on 02/25/2010




They, you know they (the people who tell us everything), say to add number two before your first is 18 months or after they are 3 years for the best results. I myself have 3.5 years between my two girls, but have friends with three kids all less than 18 months apart. They seem just as happy and chalanged as I am.

Denise :)

Pamela - posted on 02/25/2010




My girls are close (14months apart) and i think it's great. It was very hard at 1st having a little baby and pregnate then having 2 under 2 is hard work but now they are a little older they are great friends who yes fight lots but love each other more. I myself have a little sis who is only 16months younger than myself and we are best friends!

It's about what right for you and your partner, children are a great joy who fill up parts of your heart and soul that you didn't even know were missing and with each child it's the same. Enjoy your little girl and good luck i hope you work out what's best for you. For me I'm the lucky mum of 3 wonderful children and i wouldn't have it any other way!!!!!!!

Katelyn - posted on 02/25/2010




Well you have to ask your self if financially and emotionally you could handle 2 in diapers. That would be my concern. I think for some people its never too early to have another, but I know if it was me, I'd worry about the money. I'm sure you're a wonderful mom and could handle it, but I would also want to enjoy all the firsts with my little one before doing it again. But only you can decide whats right for you! Good luck!

Stevie - posted on 02/25/2010




if you feel like you can handle two young ones and you and your hubby are both ready go for it when ever you want there really isnt a perfect age thats set in stone for everyone i think 2 yrs is good but that just for me and it looks like ill be having another one a month before my son turns 2 :/ yikes im a bit nervous about it but yeah its whenever you fell ready some women are already pregnant when they go in for their 6week check up after their baby is born

Kristen - posted on 02/25/2010




As long as you're comfortable with where you're at with your situation now, it's not too early. I have a few girlfriends who have had children closer together than you're thinking about, and they are extremely happy with how well the children interact with each other. Best of luck!!

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