(Closed) TTC too soon?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
8921 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I thought it was recommended to wait 12-18 months between pregnancies so your body can recover, but I could be wrong.

Post # 3
9756 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Westwood:  I believe 18 months is recommended (so when baby is 1.5yo) but plenty of women have health pregnancies closer together.  There are just some increased risks. I think some of it has to do with letting your body heal and replenishing nutritional stores.

Personally, I would wait until baby is 1 yo.  Most people are pregnant within 6 months of trying, so if you have no (known) reason to worry why would you worry you wouldn’t get pregnant when he is 1 year? 

Post # 4
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

I heard your fertility increases for 1-2 years after giving birth, and it’s worth waiting the year after the first to let your body recover (othewise there’s an increased risk of preemie babies), so when he’s a year old should be a sweet spot to get pregnant again!

Post # 5
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would wait too. My SIL and grandmother had babies that close. It was hard on them and hard on the kids. A 2-3 gap seems to be much easier for all involved. The kids are close enough to be friends, but far enough to each have had time with mom. 

Post # 6
3014 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

eecuadrado:  I guess if you are adamant that they are less than about 20 months apart you should TTC before your son is one. If you didn’t have any trouble conceiving the first time you most likely won’t have trouble the second time, but know that “not having trouble” can mean it takes a few months to get pregnant. 

I think I’d like to TTC when my son is a year old or a little older, but I am ok with it taking a few months (it took us four months with him). My son is 4 months old now and I’m 33 so there’s that, also I’d like to have a baby with another summer birthday because of my job so…we’ll see…..good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 7
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would (and did) wait till the baby is a year old. Your body needs time to recover from pregnancy and delivery. I know people have babies back-to-back all the time, but it’s good to wait if you can. I am an “older” mom and also had fertility problems the first time around, but I still made myself wait till my child was a year before trying again. 

If you really want to try now, though, don’t listen to me — go for it.

Post # 8
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Personally I’d wait the recommended 1.5yrs to let your body recover

Post # 9
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Honestly, I’d wait. BUT my cousin’s wife had her kids 13 months apart (so, like 4 months between pregnancies) and they’re as healthy and happy as can be! Granted, both were accidents, so definitely not planned, but still!

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