You are here

Get Answers

Sometimes it's nice to get advice from experts with a lot of letter degrees behind their names, but other times, you just need to hear what another parent (with a M.O.M. behind her name) has done that has worked. You've got questions? These moms have answers.
 
Ask a Question

How soon is TOO soon?

3 answers
2 years ago
My husband and I had our first baby on 2-22-11. We want another, and my husband says that financially we're ready, but he doesn't want me to have another too soon for my health's sake. Is there such a thing as too soon? I had my 6-week appointment a while ago and all was well, but I did have preeclampsia during the pregnancy. How long should I wait, health-wise? And is there anything I can do to avoid preeclampsia this time around?

answers (3)

2 years ago
My doctor said it's best to wait a least 6 months to have another baby. My aunt got pregnant when her baby was 6 months and she said she felt it wasn't the best thing to have them so close. Two in diapers at once was hard. Not sure about the preeclampsia though. 
2 years ago
I can't answer on the medical side - really, you need to talk to your OBGYN about that before you take any advice from anyone online - but one thing you should think about is whether or not you want your kids to be close together in age.  I know I would much rather have my 18-month-old potty-trained (at least in part) before we had another child.  If you're in a mommy group, ask the other moms (especially if there are some with older kids) about the pros and cons of having kids close together v far apart.  And ask your friends, too, how they felt about having siblings close in age or much older/younger.  Close in age doesn't always equal a close relationship.  My brother is 18 months younger than me; we have never really gotten along.  My husband is 4 years older than his brother; they talk three to four times a week.
2 years ago
All in all it is ultimately up to you if it is what you want. I have a 5 year old and I had another baby on Feb 12 2011 that passes away 3 hours after birth. We are starting to try for another one and it has only been 3 months. If you know that you want a baby again go for it. I am sure it will be hard work, but that is what mom's are made for. We can handle anything.

Vertical Tabs

*DISCLAIMER
Parenting.com's Answers are provided by members of our community. While your fellow moms and our editors have plenty of great advice to offer based on their experience, it is not a substitute for professional medical help. Always consult a medical professional when seeking medical advice. All submitted answers are subject to the rules set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use