Jakarta – Pregnancy is a wonderful gift, yes, Mother. Some parents may have plans about how many children they want to have in the future.
There are those who plan to delay having another child after giving birth, there are also those who want to have another child immediately after giving birth. Which one do you belong to?
For mothers who want to have children immediately after giving birth, surely you are curious when your body is actually ready to get pregnant again. Let’s find out the answer, Mother.
Technically, it is possible for a mother to get pregnant within a month of giving birth. However, there are several things that come into play about when you can get pregnant after giving birth.
First, is safety. “It is recommended not to get pregnant for 18 months after delivery,” said Dr. Kerry-Anne Perkins, DO, OBGYN certified, as quoted from page Romper. “It’s safe to get pregnant after that time.”
The reason for waiting 18 months before getting pregnant again
Quoted from the page March of Dimesgetting pregnant again before 18 months increases the risk of certain health problems for your baby, including:
1. Born prematurely
This means the baby was born too soon, before 37 weeks of gestation. Premature babies are more likely to have health problems and have to stay in the hospital longer than babies born on time. The shorter the time between pregnancies, the higher your risk for premature birth.
2. Low birth weight baby
The baby will be born weighing less than 2 kg.
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3. Baby becomes small for gestational age (SGA)
This means the baby is smaller than usual based on the number of weeks he was in the womb.
Babies with these health conditions are more likely to experience long-term health problems or even die when compared to babies without these conditions.
Mothers, it is actually possible to have children immediately after giving birth. “Ovulation occurs on average about 45 days after birth, but it may occur as early as 21 days after birth,” says Dr. Kerry.
However, how quickly ovulation returns can vary greatly for each person. As a 2011 study in Obstetrics and Gynecology explained, the return of ovulation can range from an average of 45 days to 94 days postpartum.
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