the right time for another baby

Sarah - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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when is it healthy to start trying for a new baby.my daughter is 4 months old and i dont want to stress out my body so when is it healthy to have another baby

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Casey - posted on 05/06/2010

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One more thing to think about, time with your baby. Making sure your baby gets all the mommy and daddy time before having to share it with another sibling. I think this is huge. I know people do it both ways.

PS: 5 months or years?? 5 years...no diapers or formula to worry about. Cheers!

Sarah - posted on 05/06/2010

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i dont want another baby till my first is 5 but i was just wondering when my body was healthy enough to have another.i dont want to stress my body put any more than it has been

Louise - posted on 05/06/2010

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Technically you can have a baby at any point your periods come back after a pregnancy. But the medical profession advise at least 6 months of regular periods first.I would advise that you wait as having two children is a whole new ball game. Having two children in nappies and under the age of two is very hard work. You will be shattered. Also the financial cost of having children close together, under a year apart they could be in the same year at school so double the cost of trips and uniforms. Alot to think about my advice would be wait so the stress on you is at a managable level.

Medic - posted on 05/05/2010

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The studies show that it takes two years for your body to recover from having a baby and to be totally healthy enough to do it again.

Kristin - posted on 05/05/2010

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That really depends on how closely you want them together. I flat out told my husband to not even talk to me about it until the baby was one. Then, when we got to talking about it, I was good with starting to try when he was 18 months.

As you are thinking about this, remember it isn't just about the physical stress of kids. There is mental stress as well. One easy baby does NOT mean a second will also be easy. Talk to your husband, talk to your doctor, talk to your child's pediatrician, talk to friends with kids closely spaced and not closely spaced. Then talk to your husband some more.

good luck and have fun with the precious girl you've got now.

Misty - posted on 05/05/2010

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I would think 6-8 months is good. My cousin had her daugther three months later got pregnant and had her son. Everything was fne with both her body and her baby. Good Luck!

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