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What is the right age to get pregnant with second child? Is weight an issue? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:i had a doubt
User:wat is the age by which one should have second kid
Doctor:You should normally have all your children by age 35.
User:i delivered my first kid 3 yrs back
Doctor:That means your last child.
Doctor:How old are you now.
User:so is it ok to conceive by 33
User:i m 31
Doctor:A 2 year gap after your first child is sufficent
User:but im overweight
User:so wanted to reduce
User:and than conceive
Doctor:If your child is 3 you can conceive now,instead of waiting for 2 more years
User:i have 2 issues
Doctor:if you plan to reduce weight you will again gain weight after delivery
User:one is my weight
User:and second is my work commitments
User:i will be 31 this 27
User:so thought of waiting one more year
User:but im not sure if tht will be safe
Doctor:If work commitments are there you will need to wait, but do not wait for weight issues,This is because once you finish with pregnancies you can start with weight loss programmes
Doctor:You can wait for a year
User:ok thnks
User:i feel good now
Doctor:children born within few yrs gap
Doctor:will bong easily
Doctor:bond easily
User:i will start my planning next year
User:thnks for reply
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
Doctor:you are welcome
User:any other guidence u would like to give me?
Doctor:3 months before planning to conceive start with folic acid tablets.
Doctor:Eat leafy vegetables and drink skimmed milk too
Doctor:this way you will be storing enough vital nutrients before planning a baby
Doctor:exercise as much as possible but do not worry much about weight issues now.
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