TTC straight after having a baby

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  1. elley_baby248

    elley_baby248 Mummy to Ben and Pregnant

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    Is it a stupid thing to do?

    My son is 26 days old but i am already desperate for number 2! When i say desperate i'm thinking about it constantly like i was when we were TTC Ben.

    So would it be a stupid thing to start TTC now? I don't mean about it being hard work having 2 babies under one that i can deal with i mean more for my health side of things or am i putting my body under to much strain? :shrug:
     
  2. mommyaug09

    mommyaug09 Mommy to gorgeous Samet

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    Me too! I dont know why but I feel desperate for another little baby! x
     
  3. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    It is recommended to wait at least 6 months after giving birth. Your body needs a break... plus if you get pregnant too soon your increase your risk of birth defects and pregnancy complications.
     
  4. MsLesley

    MsLesley Well-Known Member

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    i think my biggest concern that i would have is when they are both tots. i find it easy breezy when up to age 2 or so...and then they just start exploring everything and testing their limits. its very exhausting at times and to have two tots...double trouble haha

    when it comes to the healing process...my one grandmother had 9 children all together fairly close to each other. and then my other grandmother had 21 children!! thats like a child one right after the other! It was a pretty common thing so i dont see why now would be any different then then. but i know they do recommend you at least wait a year for your body and hormones to go back to normal.
     
  5. elley_baby248

    elley_baby248 Mummy to Ben and Pregnant

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    Really i didn't know that. Learn something new every day i guess.

    All i have ever been told is that they say you should wait i was told 2 years because i had a C Section :cry:
     
  6. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Ya, if you have had a c-section they do recommend you wait long. I definately wouldnt risk getting pregnant any time soon. But at a year you could always speak to a specialist and see how your body has healed etc.
     
  7. bunnyhop

    bunnyhop Well-Known Member

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    Its still hormones to want another baby so soon, i know after both my lo's i just wanted to be pregnant again and im really glad i waited, let yourself have time to enjoy your 1st baby hun x
     
  8. bumpsmum

    bumpsmum Mummy to Matthew & Daniel

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    I have been feeling this way last 4 months, but this is the first month I have 'did' anything about it :thumbup: I also had a section, no one mentioned how long to wait just that Id be high risk due to severe pre-eclampsia - we didnt use protection but was unplanned and just hapened to fall around ovulation time so will see (suppose im NTNP for a while.....)

    Enjoy this time with your new baby and give it a few months youll know when its time hun x
     
  9. magicvw

    magicvw Hoping for a 3rd

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    You certainly don't need to wait 2 yrs after a c-section unless there was some special reason. I had a successful VBAC and got preggers 17 months after my section - but I was told to wait 12 months (just took us a bit longer than planned). I don't believe you need to wait at all after a normal delivery with no complications - if you feel ready you probably are.

    My little boy is 3 months and we will be trying again pretty soon!
     
  10. Csunshine013

    Csunshine013 Well-Known Member

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    You should wait a while, I don't necessarily think it should be two years but a while as your uterus needs time to heal it's not like a vaginal birth were you wont have scare tissue or a weak uterus due to c-section. Good luck and Congrats on the new baby! :hugs:
     
  11. DragonMummy

    DragonMummy Well-Known Member

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    I was exactly the same - wanted another one when Harry was 3 weeks old - and desperately! But it will pass. I don't know what it was with me but I desperately missed being pregnant and birth is so profound it's no surprise you want to go again! But get yourself into a routine first, get settled and into the swing and then think about it. xxx
     
  12. E&L's mummy

    E&L's mummy mum to 3 amazing girls

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    and i thought i was so wierd for wanting #3 the day after #2 was born!! glad to see im not lol.
     
  13. lori

    lori Mom to Simon & Oliver

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with having another one soon, but if it were me, I'd want to take this time to enjoy my little one. They're only babies for such a short time, and if you're already planning number 2, you might miss some of the magic. I wish you luck with whatever you decide :thumbup:
     
  14. elley_baby248

    elley_baby248 Mummy to Ben and Pregnant

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    Well my body made the decision for me as we tried to have sex last night and for some reason it was way to painful i couldnt even let him put it in properly :-( i'm broken lol
     
  15. amirini

    amirini Camille's Mommy

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    yes i believe its definitely good to wait because your hormones need a chance to regulate and you uterus time to heal, you don't want to chance postpartum depression.
     
  16. armychica06

    armychica06 Cautiously Expecting #2

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    definitely give yourself some time to heal- enjoy your little one you have now.
     

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