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Old 05-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

For those who want big families how long do you typically wait between births before ttc again?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

I waited a year after my first 3 babies but then the next took 2 1/2 years so now I kind-of just go with whatever happens, when it happens and ended up with 2 babies 15 mths apart and this last one will be about 22 mths apart. As I get older I realize that my baby-making days will be coming to a close prob before I know it so that drives the just going with it mind-set as well. This time around I may just NTNP from the jump and hope that God blesses our clan again
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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I use to wait until the last one was coming up on two years old but had sooooooo many issues with birth control that I'm now leaving spacing up to God so we shall see! Breast feeding usually stops ovulation for me for about a year and I've gotten pregnant on several birth controls anyways so all my children are roughly two years apart or a little less.

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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

I'm usually pregnant again before I've even started to think about when to have another child, but ideally I think getting pregnant when the youngest in 1 year old would be good.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

I am just about to have our fifth. With my younger kids we just didn't use BC between them. My boys are 13 months apart and then it took us a year to have this one so he will be 2 1/2 years from the next one up. After this one we are just going to leave it to chance again. I'd like them close together so I hope it doesn't take a year again.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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We never really waited. We have some close and some far. I did usually use some sort of BC (condoms, sponge) for the first 6 months. Also use LAM.

We are done now after 7 babies.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

We don't wait. If it happens, it happens. DH is very "go with the flow" as I'm very "I hope I'm pregnant" every.single.month!

Go with what feels right to you!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #8
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

We didn't and 6 months later I was pregnant again...with twins
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

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We didn't and 6 months later I was pregnant again...with twins
That is so awsome. I'm dying for twins. Your post made me smile.
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Re: How long do you MoMs wait before trying to get pregnant again?

We wait for a few factors to line up:

* my decreased strain from the previous baby. As in, I'm relatively well-rested, physically healthy, and have at a minimum made it to a year nursing.
* both of us feel ready/open to it

We've moved 10 times in the past 10 years, lived 6 of those years overseas, have dealt with miscarriages and dh having a very serious illness and being unable to work, and other life stresses as well... So we don't wait for life to be stress-free but we do wait until those factors above line up.
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