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Old 01-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Help me figure out spacing between kids

My DD just turned a year old and I have the itch for her to be a newborn again. I have PCOS and we tried for 5 years to get pregnant before we conceived. I want at least 2 years between our kids but the thought of getting pregnant and giving birth again scares me so much. I still haven't had a pp period and am nursing on demand. Here are some things I am thinking about:

-I had bad morning sickness for 5 months with DD. I can't imagine being that sick and trying to take care of her.
-I want to have time with my DD to enjoy her and it just be us for awhile.
-I had a homebirth (I was in labor 54 hours total) and the pain of the contractions is still very fresh in my mind. I was also sick (had a cold) during labor so I'm sure that made it worse. I think I'm a little traumatized by the pain although I know that our birth experience was perfect for us (I don't regret anything)
-I'm afraid it will take us a long time to conceive again (I could use Clomid if I had to)

Any thoughts? I would rather wait awhile and get pregnant versus getting pregnant too early. I would hate for us to have a huge gap between kids though.
Jen, married to DH mama to DD 01.22.12
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