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What is the optimal gap of time between having kids?

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Dr. Robert Lutz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Individual

It is considered high risk if pregancy occurs within one year. Exact timing is individual based on many different factors.

In brief: Individual

It is considered high risk if pregancy occurs within one year. Exact timing is individual based on many different factors.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

1-2 yr seems to be optimal for closeness of play, and similar interest, keep up with each other. 3yr there is more sibling envy.
4-5yr the gap is wider and younger can't keep up w older(older keeps a tender eye in younger). In reality every sibling relationship is so dufferentv and unpredictable. Good luck.

In brief: Depends

1-2 yr seems to be optimal for closeness of play, and similar interest, keep up with each other. 3yr there is more sibling envy.
4-5yr the gap is wider and younger can't keep up w older(older keeps a tender eye in younger). In reality every sibling relationship is so dufferentv and unpredictable. Good luck.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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