Difficulty Conceiving a Second Time

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 26, 2011
Quick Bites

  • Birth spacing gives sufficient time for the mother’s body to rebuild.
  • Learn about ovulation and fertility signs to give yourself better chance.
  • Get checked; blood tests and pap smear results have to be normal.
  • Make sure your body has recovered completely from previous pregnancy.

Pregnancy spacing and limiting number of pregnancies dramatically affect the mother’s health in more than one way, it reduces neonatal complications and lets the mother’s body recover for her to be wholesome before giving birth to another life. But, it may also bring a few complications.

conceiving second pregnancyIf you have been trying to get pregnant for some time, you must be doing something wrong. Seek medical help to get on the right track. Schedule an appointment with your gynaecologist and get checked for hormone levels and any other conditions. They can help you outline a course of action for getting pregnant. Blood tests and pap smear results should be normal, otherwise getting pregnant might require the help of a doctor.


Get tested

Consider consulting a doctor to give you a positive “go ahead” sign depending on your overall health. Various studies and experts are of the opinion that a woman should delay getting pregnant again at least eighteen months after delivery or childbirth. According to doctors, the ideal spacing between babies for their better health is two and a half years.

Only after a positive post natal check up and after checking with your doctor you should plan a subsequent pregnancy. Your body should have recovered completely before you become pregnant again. Remember to have a good diet, prenatal supplements and a healthy weight before you get pregnant.


Know your ovulation period and observe your fertility signs

When ovulation is only two to three days away, that is the time when a woman is most fertile. Health experts advise not to engage in intercourse a few days before the ovulation period to ensure that sperm count is high.

During your fertile phase, usually three to five days before ovulation, a woman’s cervical position is soft, high, open and wet. On the other hand, the cervix is relatively firm, low and closed during non-fertile days. Understanding of fertile days can help you get pregnant.

Why birth spacing is important

Both the newborn’s health and the mother’s health depend on birth spacing as it gives sufficient time for the mother’s body to rebuild its strength and nutrition stores. In case you are planning to have children within a close time gap; you can start trying soon after six weeks from delivery date



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