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One of the midwives asked if we were having any more children (we're not), and recommended that we should wait at least a year - in the event we change our minds.
The risks are huge if you conceive within 6mo of delivering. I've heard them all over and over. They're scary and horrible and not worth the risk.
They say 18mo is "ideal", but how many of us can time it all so perfectly??
I'm not sure about a c-section, so that could be different.
But, the risks are really high the closer you are to your prior delivery.
laurapgmartinez:hahaha Daisy, your tickers are cracking me up I always read 12 months is best, but I just had my first prenatal check, and doc didnt say anything about risks.. DS will be 16 months when #2 arrives.
Sometimes, I contemplate putting "I was on the pill!" on the ticker just so people know I'm really not nuts and didn't do it on purpose!
I have heard 2 years for your body to officially heal. But my husband's grandmother had 19 children one to two each year and she is a bouncing 90 year old. I can't imagine that she has much of a uterus left and I am not even going there on the other part. But she never had one complication with any of her pregnancies. So who knows.
I am personally waiting 2 years so that my daughter is 3 when her sibling is born. I believe it will be easier to manage.