Posted by: Emily | 2013-01-10

When to get pregnant

Hi. I have an 7 month old baby. We would like to have another one. The problem I have is that im 37 and I am worried that if i wait too long to try again the risk of either not getting pregnant or having a baby with neurological problems increases. I am also scared of going back on the pill while waiting to try again as i had problems getting pregnant the first time. Had to use clomid. My question is, how long must we wait before we try again? I heard that one should wait at least 18 months, which I dont think i have considering my age. Please advise!

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Dear Emily
In the event that you are breast feeding it would be advisable to attempt conception once you have weaned off and also allow yourself 2-3 months thereafter. It is also important to take medication to stop breast milk reproduction. This can be prescribed by your family doctor or your gynaecologist. You should allow a period of at least 9 months in which to conceive after having stopped breast feeding. Thereafter some form of fertility treatment may be necessary.
Answered by: Dr M.I.Cassim

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