How long should you wait to get pregnant again?
Before the Pill, women had their children closer together. But the advent of effective contraception meant it was possible to leave a bigger gap between getting pregnant.
This is a trend we’re now seeing in reverse, as women who have delayed motherhood to focus on their careers become aware of their biological clock ticking loudly and are keen to complete their families quickly. Stella McCartney has just had her third child in three years
In the UK, most mums leave two to three years between births. From a health viewpoint, this is ideal.
Studies of women who conceive a baby within six months of a previous birth are more at risk of complications. It’s thought to be due to your body not having time to recover from the demands of pregnancy. Equally, a gap of over five years between babies is linked with a low birth-weight baby.
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