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Back to Back pregnancies

My gorgeous DD is 5 months old and we have just found out that I am pregnant again with #2. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this and if so is there anything I need to be aware of (health wise) and things I can do to make it easier. I imagine that I am about 4-8 weeks pregnant so there will be approximately 12-14 months between the two

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Asked by mummylovebaby at 11:19 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • My SIL had her girls about that far apart, she did fine and so did they. Just take it easy and talk to your doctor. Congrats and best wishes!

    Answer by army_wife2000 at 11:21 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • No advice sorry but ...........

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • I had 3 of them. I got pregnant with #2 when my first was 6 months old and got pregnant with #3 when the 2nd was 4 months old. There is 15 months between the first 2 and 13 months between the 2nd two. They are 9, almost 8 and 6 1/2 now. Mine were also all c-sections so it was a bit rough. But otherwise I didn't do much different. I just took it easy as I could while chasing a baby (or two) around. The only complication I had was with my 2nd. I was maybe 7 months along when I felt this pain in my abdomen. It started at my belly button and went down to my pelvis. It felt like a zipper coming undone. My first thought was I had ruptured but once I calmed down I realized I was fine and looked online. Come to find out my abdominal muscles separated from the strain of carrying my over 9lb son plus all the water I was retaining. Other then that all 3 pregnancies and recoveries were uneventful.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 2:22 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

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