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How long after having a baby is it safe to become pregnant again?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Best to wait

After having a baby, it is best to wait about two years to become pregnant again.
This will give your body time to recuperate. Spacing out your children will also make things easier for you not having two babies at home!

In brief: Best to wait

After having a baby, it is best to wait about two years to become pregnant again.
This will give your body time to recuperate. Spacing out your children will also make things easier for you not having two babies at home!
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy intervals

I read a study suggesting that the optimal interval between siblings is about 18 months.
This makes sense if one thinks about when a woman would become pregnant without contraception, with an approximate nine month delay after delivery due to natural forces inhibiting conception due to breast feeding. Check with your OB for more information.

In brief: Pregnancy intervals

I read a study suggesting that the optimal interval between siblings is about 18 months.
This makes sense if one thinks about when a woman would become pregnant without contraception, with an approximate nine month delay after delivery due to natural forces inhibiting conception due to breast feeding. Check with your OB for more information.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Waiting x 2nd baby

If you did not have complications during pregnancy a suggested ideal wait period may be 2 to 3 years ( at least one)but in reality the uterus and the body goes back to pre-pregnancy state in several months after delivery.

In brief: Waiting x 2nd baby

If you did not have complications during pregnancy a suggested ideal wait period may be 2 to 3 years ( at least one)but in reality the uterus and the body goes back to pre-pregnancy state in several months after delivery.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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