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September 26th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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I am currently pregnant. DH has been saying that after this baby he thinks he would like 1 more. If I did agree (and not 100% on board yet) I would like it to be right away...if my body agrees. But I am worried about having two very very close.

Are there added complications to getting pregnant very soon after a new baby (with in a few months)

I will need to have a c-section.

Would i have to stop nursing?

any other comments and advice? I know I don't have to make a decision now. I just know DH and once he gets a though he is hard to dissuade. If it is something I definitely don't want to do I need to tell him soon.

Plus I am pregnant bored and Lying in bed, nothing better to do then research...lol
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October 15th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I have 2 kids, aged 2 & 3 (13 months apart), but before 1st one, I lost twins at 6 1/2 months. So it was really 3 pregnancies in a row. I did not have any c-sections, so I can't answer your question about that, hopefully someone will chime in.
My daughter was 1 when my son was born, so she never really remembered life without him, and they are pretty close and have fun together.
I nursed her until 9 months old, then my milk sort of quit, but at least I made it 9 months!
You should wait and see how your pregnancy & delivery go, and also enjoy your new baby, then make the decision. We just sort of decided to have 2 close, and so far it is working out great. Good luck, and make whatever decision is right for you.
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October 18th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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I have very close in age kids. Except for my oldest two. My 1yr old and 2yr old are 11 months apart! I also have a 3yrold and my son who is 1 month old! I had the last four right in a row! 2008,2010,2011,2012! When I was nursing my 3yr old I did not ovulate I had to stop nursing to get pregnant. Also with clomid. Each person is different ull just have to see how nursing will affect ur cycles. I didn't need a csection with any of them except for my last baby and that was because he was transverse. But when we tried to conceive my fourth daughter I did have a miscarriage the first month we tried then got pregnant the next month. Same happens to me when we tried to conceive my fifth daughter. Miscarried when I was 2months pp. then the next month got pregnant. I did have my girls and son early not sure if it was cuz I had them so close but my oldest daughter was a premie too. I'm glad I had them close in age. At times it's hard. But it's also fun. They do everything together. Good luck.
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October 22nd, 2012, 03:02 AM
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my girls are 12 months apart (7th june 07) and (5th june 08) my second pregnancy was easier then my first!! i flew through it, no problems at all during labour either

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