When do you think is the best time to get pregnant again

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Mollie - posted on 09/03/2009

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Let's face it once you've had a baby your body NEVER gets back to a "normal" shape. I was told to wait at least a year if yo gave vaginal birth and about 2 years if you gave c-section. This allows your uterus to get it's muscle strength back and gain muscle again so you will be able to hold another baby.

I have also heard that its better when one child is out of diapers before having another one! Good advice I would perfer to have my kids 2 years apart but my first girl is going on 2 1/2 and no preggers yet! Good luck

Chantel - posted on 09/03/2009

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After u get the first one potty trained. I waited and my oldest is a great helper and the youngest learns so much from her. Plus pampers and pullups are high.

Jessica - posted on 09/03/2009

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I would say wait one to two years, that way your body has time to recover as well as time for your other child to mature and be potty trained, etc.

Heather - posted on 09/03/2009

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I think the best time to get pregnant again is when you and your husband/boyfriend are ready for another baby. My children are 3 years apart and I know how you feel my son just turned one and I miss his being small all the time, but I know that we are not yet ready for another baby, so that question is when you think it's the best time to have another one

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Liz - posted on 09/03/2009

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When the older kid can help you fetch the wipes you forgot in the other room before you took of the newborns dirty diaper.

Personally, I dont see how anyone could have them less than 2 yrs apart.

Mollie - posted on 09/03/2009

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Yeah but you will still have 2 kids close in age to deal with alone while he's gone I wish you the best of luck but rememeber the stress your putting on yourself.... And ALWAYS remember "when momma's not happy NOBODYS happy" kids sense this better than adults do! Best wishes and much respect to your hubby for being a brave man, I wish these guys could come back now but thats a complicated issue!

Lauren - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son is 14 months old and he is a great child but I do not think I could handle being pregnant right now and having him. He is very active. I think around his 2nd birthday would be a great time to start trying for another baby. That will give my body two years to heal and it will allow my son some alone time with me to grow up. I do not think it is fair to the older child when a mother has another child very close together.

Catrina - posted on 09/03/2009

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My daughter is almost 15 months, and we are going to start trying this month. My husband is in the military, and we know FOR SURE that for the next 4 years he will not deployed, so we are going to take full advantage of that. I'd rather have a baby now, knowing he will be here to watch them both grow for the next 4 years, (even though I understand it will be rough on me)....than to have a baby later on down the road and have the added stress of being a mom to two children with the everyday worry of her husband being overseas. It's a personal choice for my family.

Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2009

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I was told to wait three years after having my daughter.. It allows your body to go back to its normal shape..

Tawni - posted on 09/03/2009

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I've heard it takes two years for your body to fully recover from being pregnant and having a baby

Elizabeth - posted on 09/03/2009

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My baby is now one and since he was about nine months old i have been mega broody. I miss being pregnant and him being newborn.On many occasions i've thought 'right thats it i'm having another' its very addictive. I think their is no right answer to your question. Just make sure you want another baby and not just the pregnancy and excitement pregnancy brings. As long as your happy then the timings up to you. x

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