pregnancy right after birth

Krista - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




i just had my daughter 3 months ago, and now im 9 weeks pregnant! is there anything i should know, like is it hard on your body? and will it be different because i just had a baby and my body is not back to normal yet?

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Jodie - posted on 06/22/2010




Amy's right so just look after yourself as much as you can, and take every opportunity to rest.

Chaquana - posted on 06/22/2010




I must admit 12 yrs ago I had this delimma. Yes t is hard on ur bod. it supposed to take almost two years for ur body to heal. the nice thing your older child will push righ along at a faster pace assuming there are no disabilities with your older child. Just be sure to take all the vitamins they suggest and drink plenty of water. it helps with the swelling.

Jane - posted on 06/22/2010




Yes, it's hard on your body. My son 4 and son 5 are only 363 days apart. The fifth pregnancy was harder than the fourth. Your body normally takes 18 months to recover from a pregnancy, so yeah, it's hard. But you can do it. :)

Every pregnancy is different, no matter how far apart they are.

Candice - posted on 06/22/2010




Yes it can be tough I am told. My Dr warned me not to get pregnant anytime soon after I had my son as he said I'd lost too much blood and needed to build my iron stores and white blood cells. Even still after a few months I hadn't regained them - not sure if I have still 6 months later so becareful, look after yourself and get your nutrients and vitamins into you and enjoy it :)

Pip - posted on 06/21/2010




Look after yourself as best you can. My 1st 2 are close in age and I was quite young and healthy, my 1st child is perfect but my 2nd child has problems, he is severly visually impared and various other things. I've had 4 more since then with bigger age gaps and they are all perfect. Don't want to scare you just arm you with info so you can do your best. Good Luck

Renee - posted on 06/21/2010




it is very hard on your body because it has not had time to heal and replenish the nutrients that your body lost during the last pregnancy. i am what they call and Irish Twin. my sister and i are less than a year apart. she has perfectly fine health and im a mess! i have so many various medical problems including, vision, hearing, and severely weak teeth. there is no way to prove this is because my parents got pregnant with my first time out the gate after my sister but Doctors are confident that i did not get all the nutrients and vitamines i needed before i was born and it was too much on my mom. i really don't mean to scare you but this is my experience! i would talk to your doctor extensively about this and base your decision on that. you know you and he knows medical combine the two and you should have all the answers you need. including maybe more vitamins or nutrients. not that it matters but the weight will be harder to lose. good luck and i hope everything works out for you. congrats on your daughter, and congrats on the baby on the way (even though i don't think this is what you wanted or expected) if you have any questions etc feel free to message me and i will do my best.

Whitney - posted on 06/21/2010




I agree with Amy- it can be very tough on your body, but many moms have had what they call 'Irish twins' and are completely fine. I would definitely keep seeing your doctor and asking any questions like this just to be sure... It really isn't worth stressing over, though, just enjoy your new little gift of God!

Iridescent - posted on 06/21/2010




It can be hard on your body, yes, because you've had no time to replace stores used by your last pregnancy before having more sapped for this one. This is especially important for calcium and iron. There is a higher rate of complications, higher risk, but there's really nothing you can do about it at this point so there is no purpose in stressing regarding it.

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