I want to have a second child. I just had my first child in Oct 2008, how long should I wait to try again?

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  • 2 years

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mrsbyrd
Submitted by at 4:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
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I want to have a second child. I just had my first child in Oct 2008, how long should I wait to try again?

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mrsbyrd
Submitted by at 4:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
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  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 4:45 PM on December 5, 2008

    Wait as long as you want to... Only you know what the best thing is for your family in that regard, some people want kids close in age and some want to wait longer, it's very personal.

  • learae
    Submitted by   at 5:32 PM on December 5, 2008

    my boys are 13 months apart and its a TON of work. it really depends on what you want, how much time you have and MOST importantly the people you have to help you through it when you are loosing you mind chasing after crabby kids

  • JLynn0871
    Submitted by   at 7:21 PM on December 5, 2008

    my kids start at 20 and end at 3! My first 4 are 3.5 years apart and the others are 16 months apart. I would say from experience at least 3 years. But this is for me. You do what you feel!

  • Marynmomof...
    Submitted by   at 2:53 AM on December 11, 2008

    Whatever feels right! I wanted to do it again the minute I walked out of the clinic! I still do, off and on, but we decided it was best, for us, to wait until our DS is closer to age 3. We are TTC this summer 2009.

  • Irishmummy...
    Submitted by   at 10:29 PM on December 11, 2008

    My 5 kids are very close in age. I felt that was best for my family. I came from a large family where all the kids were very close in age and we are soooooo close now that we are adults, sharing everything! I wanted my own children to have that same bond with their siblings. Dont get me wrong its hard work, but I think its well worth it!!! My youngest is 10 months old now and my husband wants one more to even out the gang....wish me luck!!!

  • AddiesMom7...
    Submitted by   at 10:37 PM on December 13, 2008

    I think whenever you feel ready, though I would give my body at least six months to a year after the first baby to recuperate from the pregnancy/birthing process.

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 10:36 AM on December 17, 2008

    Whatever works for you with how far apart they would be. My older two are 3.5 years apart. I'd have liked them to be closer, but it took 21 months of ttc to get pregnant. My 2nd and 3rd are 17 months apart. Much better age gap FOR ME. But not for everyone.

  • proudmama_...
    Submitted by   at 9:35 PM on December 18, 2008

    I don't have an opinion on how spaced ur kids should be, but I do know that docs recommend u wait a year til u start trying for another, to give ur body a break.

  • YasminBohe...
    Submitted by   at 10:33 PM on December 19, 2008

    our kids are approx. 2 years apart each.. and we love it that way.. they are close enough to have alot fun together & enjoy the same things..

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 2:22 AM on December 21, 2008

    It's up to you, mama. :-)

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