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    Default Back to back pregnancies - experiences

    Hi ladies,

    I'm seeking advice on having back to back pregnancies since I found out we concieved 10 weeks after our 3rd child was born. Is there anything specific I should or shouldn't be doing? What are the risks that I should be aware of? Is there a number of ladies on here with personal experience? I'm afraid of having a preterm baby, especially since I have a blood clot in my uterus, and that seems to pop up a lot when you search up being pregnant again less then 6 months after giving birth.
    So please just share your experiences if you've personally gone through this or know someone who has!




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    Irish Twins.

    I think it would be amazing to have kids so close in age. It will be hard for awhile, but I bet they will be the best of friends forever.

    I don't have experience, but wish you well.

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    My kids were born almost exactly a year apart, so I do have some experience in this department.
    I remember being cautioned about possible preterm labor, but fortunately I did go full term with both kids.

    It was a much tougher pregnancy than my first, I think mostly because a)your body hasn't fully recovered from the first pregnancy/birth, and b)you're exhausted from taking care of a young baby while pregnant.

    Actually, maybe oddly, one thing that I found really tough (that no-one ever mentioned) was that I found my balance to be really off (especially towards the end). So this became a hazzard whenever I was carrying my first-born around (which obviously I did a lot, since he was just a baby himself). There was one time where I literally dropped him head-first on a concrete walkway (and ended up in ER myself).
    So my advice there would be just to take good care of yourself, and really listen to your body.

    I hope you're feeling well!

    There is a big payoff at the end. I love having my two so close in age. They are the best buddies.

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    Thanks for the advice and support ladies.




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    No advice but congrats on the irish twins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliesmom View Post
    Irish Twins.

    I think it would be amazing to have kids so close in age. It will be hard for awhile, but I bet they will be the best of friends forever.

    I don't have experience, but wish you well.
    Lol my mom is a twin and they can't stand each other

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    congrats on being so firtile lol.

    i concieved #2 when#1 was 7 months old. and i learned later that some people get contractions. I'm not explaining my self well so i'll just tell you when i went through.
    at about 34 weeks I got labour contractions. 3 mins apart can't talk through em tipicle discription of labour. it would lastanywhere from 1 up to 6 hours then stop. and this was almost every day. they put me on bed rest which helped but if i sneezed stood peed what ever it would trigger contractions. I gave birth at 38 weeks and when I was checked the day before I was 6cm dialated.
    when he was finally out my uterous was so incredible brused and tired from all the contractions i was in alot of pain for about a week or so after.

    aparently that sceneario happeneds alot in subsequent pregnancies. is there a name for it? probably but i don't know what it is and i don't wish it on anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleSurgenor View Post
    Thanks for the advice and support ladies.
    If you ever want to get together and vent/chat/cry lol let me know, im 14 weeks along with a 12 1/2 month old = I know they aren't as close as yours but I'm here!




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    Congrats! my sister and I are a year apart and while we hated it when we were kids, we are best buds now! I LOVED having a playmate all the time, and someone who was going thru the same things.

    DMSco- I think its called pre something labour. I had it with DS from 24 weeks, thankfully delivered at 38 wks but HOLY it sucked!

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    My children aren't as close as yours will be, but my little ones are 12.5 months apart. While I did show earlier and seemed to experience a little bit more hip pain in my second pregnancy, overall I had an easier second pregnancy and delivery than with my first (which really wasn't that bad, either )
    I love having my kiddies so close - best of luck through your pregnancy!



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    We had #3 and 4 less than a year apart also (#3 is now 14 months old and #4 is 9.5 weeks)!

    The only thing different for with this pregnancy that I'm told was probably due to the fact that it was so soon after having our third, was that I had a lot of preterm labour. I had hard contractions every 3 minutes for up to 12 hours and then they would just stop. Granted I wasn't doing anything to help them to continue. I would sit/lay down and do as little as possible. This started at about 34 weeks and then at 38 weeks I decided it was the real deal after over 24 hours of contractions every 3-5 minutes. We went to the hospital and I was 7cm and 4 hours later she was here.

    It was definitely challenging having a baby while pregnant but luckily I had no morning sickness with #4 or getting up at 5am with #3 would have been unbearable!

    Now that they're both here, it's busy and there are some hectic times but I LOVE it! The first 4 weeks or so were rough but now everyone's adapted and things are working well. Now my biggest concern is losing the baby weight! I gained 70lbs with #3 (45lbs in the last month due to preeclampsia) and 17lbs with #4 and my body has completely changed and I still have at least 40lbs to lose that's the hardest part for me right now.

    Anyways, we should definitely get together sometime! I haven't found anyone who has 2 kids less than a year apart and only a few friends have 4 children.



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    I have irish twins. They are 10 1/2 months apart. I think the hardest part for me with that pregnancy was exhaustion. I was so tired but it was so worth it in the end.

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    I'm dying from pregnancy exhaustion right now. I have some good days and some bad days. It's not fun.. part of me is counting down the days until I am no longer pregnant (mostly right now until I'm in my second trimester) the other part of me is dreading it because it means my baby girl will almost be 1 year old! Boy time flies though!




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