Is it too soon to start trying to get pregnant? My son is 1 year.

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Jonique - posted on 07/16/2010

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I don't think so. I found out I was pregnant with my son 3 weeks after my daughter's first birthday. She is such a big helper, and has always been pretty mature and smart for her age. It really depends on how you feel though. If you feel your son is still very baby-like and you don't want to take that away from him, re-visit the thought is 3-4 months. That's a lot of developmental time for toddlers and you may find he's ready for a sibling!

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Amanda - posted on 07/25/2010

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From a medical standpoint it might be as pregnancy isn't easy on us. However my view is that as long as you feel you can handle two little ones then go for it. My first set are only 20 months apart and i'm due with baby #4 on august 24th and #3 turns 2 on august 11.

Sarah - posted on 07/25/2010

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Thanks everyone, we had decided at a year to start, but I had someone scare me and say they thought the first time missed out on a lot of attention. And obviouskly a child is a huge commitment and I want to be sure we can handle it. But, we are starting to try! Thanks!

Crystal - posted on 07/21/2010

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NO, it is not to early. My daughter is 16 months old and we just found out last week we are expecting another in March. If you feel you are ready go for it.

Faith - posted on 07/21/2010

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My kids are 15 months apart to the day! It was not planed, but now that my Daughter is turning 5 next month and my son is turning 4 in Nov. I can say it is the greatest thing that ever happened to our family. My kids are so close and get along so well. It was hard in the beginning, but I am so thankful for my full nights of sleep and the fact that I am completely done with diapers. They love each other so much and always stick up for one another in large groups of kids. Warms the heart. I think about if they had been 4 or 5 years apart it would be such an age gap that the probably wouldn't have been this close until they were older.

Chinyendu - posted on 07/18/2010

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No, it's not. I got pregnant with my second baby when my first was about 10/11 months. The only problem is that you might not have enough rest.

Chelsey - posted on 07/16/2010

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my daughters are 18 months apart and I wouldn't change it for the world!!! I love them being close in age and couldn't imagine them being further apart.

Jessica - posted on 07/16/2010

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A lot depends on how your labor and delivery went. A friend of mine had a c-section with her first, and then became pregnant within 6 months. Her doctor told her she would be considered high risk because her uterus might not be ready for the stretching. Check with your OB/GYN so you can be totally informed when making a final decision on conception.

Leah - posted on 07/15/2010

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nope not at all. if you are ready for number 2 then go ahead. i have 5 kids and there is 5 years between my eldest and my youngest. 17 months age gap between dd1 and dd2 then 12.5 months between dd2 and dd3 then 11.5months between dd3 and dd4 then 19.5 months age gap between dd4 and ds1. i wouldnt change it for the world i love that they are close in age. if hubby had've let me i probably would have had them even closer in age and already planning on number 6 yet ds is only 7 weeks old.

if your ready then i say go for it!

Deborah - posted on 07/15/2010

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I don't plan on having any more, but my friend has 2 who are less than a year apart, she then waited for 3 years to have a 3rd and said that she should have had the 3rd much earlier. The older two boys are thick as thieves and do everything together

Kamara - posted on 07/15/2010

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my husband and i started trying when my oldest was 9 months and i must express that you need to be cautious [sp] because i figured everything would be fine jjust like my 1st pregnancy and next thing i knew i went into labor at 22 weeks and had my daughter at 29 weeks. :( she was born at 2 lbs 6.5 oz and 15 inches long. Granted she is a healthy and thriving 9 month old now it was still the absolute scariest time in my life.

So i jsut have to say take cautioin BUT you should be perfectly fine! Everyone is different so i can not sit here and tell you do not do it but i wanted to tell about my experience....

BTW my children are 15 months apart and it is hard but SOOOOOOO fun! ;)

Aaron Michelle - posted on 07/15/2010

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My first two are not even a year apart and they are the best of friends... we have a total of four now. The oldest is six and the youngest is one.

Caitlin - posted on 07/15/2010

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I guess it depends on your body, I see people saying that their doctors told them to wait 2 years?!?

I had a pretty traumatic delivery with my first, the doc told me to wait 6 months before getting pregnant again, so I guess it depends on the individual. He only told me to wait 6 months because I was very anemic, and needed to get my iron levels way up to have a healthy baby the second time.

Louise - posted on 07/15/2010

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Just remember that two children are very different to only having one. It is far more tiring and takes, at times, a lot of organisation. If you think you can cope then go for it. Having children close together is good for there relationship to grow up close in age. I have two boys 24 months apart and then I have a daughter 17 years younger than her oldest brother and 15 years youger than the middle brother and she is loved to bits. So I suppose it makes no difference to your children.

Cynthia Justine - posted on 07/14/2010

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Never!! I my oldest daughter was 7 months old when i found out i was pregnant with my second child. it's good to have them close to one another the they grow up with one another.

Krissy - posted on 07/14/2010

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i know some one who is going to have two children 15 months apart so id say no but the docs always want you to wait at least 2 yrs ( sometimes life doesnt work out the way they want lol) i tryed to get pregnant 1/1/2- 2 yrs after my son but suffered two misscarages in between. now my daughter has just turned 1 and my my son is 4/1/2.

Tracy - posted on 07/14/2010

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Nope not if you are ready for #2. My oldest was 10 months when I got pregnant with the second, next was 4 months, third was 11 months.

Jean - posted on 07/14/2010

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I think it all depends on you and your husband. Our son was 11 months when we started trying but got pregnant 4 months later. Our baby is due any day now which will make them about 22 months apart. We just wanted to make sure that our son was old enough to be kind of independent in terms of telling us when his diaper was wet, knew how to put his toys away, played on his own and asked for things that he needed. Also, the only thing I've read is that doctors recommend that you wait 18 months so your body could recooperate from the previous pregnancy (which I obviously didn't follow), but its been fine. I guess its just a concern coz it can cause preterm labor which is what happened to another friend who got pregnant only one month after having her 2nd.

Brandy - posted on 07/14/2010

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My kids are 21 months apart (I would have gotten pregnant right around the time my daughter turned 1) and I think it's a great age difference

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nope. my daughter just turned one last month, and im 26 weeks pregnant with our second. she'll be about 16 months when her baby brother is born.

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