Too close a gap between pregnancies

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Alexandoy, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

    Nov 21, 2016
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    My cousin's first 2 sons have a gap of only 10 months in age which means the second pregnancy came too soon. One doctor said that there should be a gap of at least 2 years to give the mother's body time to recuperate from the pregnancy. Does it mean the couple should be practicing birth control to be assured of a comfortable gap between pregnancies?
  2. Hova

    Hova Member

    Apr 22, 2018
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    Uuhm, definitely. I mean a 10-month-gap seems way too soon in my opinion. Taking care of a toddler while also preparing for another one sounds really exhausting.
    I'm with you @Alexandoy on this one. Birth control should definitely be an option, to at least give the mother as you said, "time to recuperate."

    I hear there are contraceptives that last for years after you take them. I'm not really sure which is the best, but I'm sure talking to a physician, will help in choosing the right one.

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