Quick Answer: What is the best time for second pregnancy?

When should you start trying for a second baby?

It’s best to wait at least 18 months (1½ years) between giving birth and getting pregnant again. Too little time between pregnancies increases your risk of premature birth. The shorter the time between pregnancies, the higher your risk. Premature babies are more likely to have health problems than babies born on time.

What is the ideal gap between two pregnancies?

What’s the best interval between pregnancies? To reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and other health problems, research suggests waiting 18 to 24 months but less than five years after a live birth before attempting your next pregnancy.

Is it usually easier to get pregnant the second time?

Secondary infertility is the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy following the delivery of a child. While it isn’t uncommon, the good news is that you’re more likely to have a successful second pregnancy if you already have a child, says Ob/Gyn Laura Detti, MD.

How do I prepare for a second pregnancy?

12 Tips for Getting Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

  1. Schedule a preconception checkup. …
  2. Take a folic acid supplement. …
  3. Stop smoking or taking drugs. …
  4. Cut your alcohol intake. …
  5. Assess your caffeine intake. …
  6. Clean up your diet. …
  7. Get plenty of sleep. …
  8. Work toward a healthy body weight.
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When do periods return after pregnancy?

Your period will typically return about six to eight weeks after you give birth, if you aren’t breastfeeding. If you do breastfeed, the timing for a period to return can vary. Those who practice exclusive breastfeeding might not have a period the entire time they breastfeed.