Amirul now is 17months and i think its a right time for him to get sibling. Boy or girl is not a big deal to me. As long he/she is healthy, no chronic illness, cute like me, Alhamdullilah syukur..
I already stop my Yasmin intake for 1 week, took folic acid , drink dates juice, other vitamin supplements will be followed later on.Is this enough or i need other preparations such as ; my body itself need to be prepare, my diet, do i need special food to prepare my 2nd pregnancy, does my current weight is ideal for pregnancy, does 2 years gap enough for 2nd baby. what more preparation do i need to do.. Fuh.. so many questions came across my mind and factors to considered.
Below is few factors which i considered for 2nd baby;
First pregnancy is unplanned, but 2nd baby, me & Mr Hubby planned at least 2years gap. I am 25, when delivered Amirul and if 2 years gap, meaning next year i should have another one. According to Babyworld website, Ideal is to have the second before your first one hits two years (and toddler jealousy sets in) or after they have turned four and are occupied with school and other activities. In Bub Hub Pregnancy & Parenting Forum , most of the forum member said 2years gap is good. BabyCentre also mentioned the same age gap between 1st and 2nd babies. 18 - 23 months gap is sufficient time for body to recover the lost energies during 1st delivery and to replenish body's resources. So now is the appropriate time for me to conceive again as Amirul will turn 2years++ by the time new baby come out.
Health & Body Preparations
I do not have any medical complications nor morning sickness during 1st pregnancy. Its a bless as my 1st pregnancy is went smooth. With my current 52kg (normal body weight), 26 year old,(read here & here for more info on age vs fertility), fully energy recovered ( i think so :D), no critical illness (diabetic, hypertension, anemia, urinary tract infection, etc), proper menstrual cycle (28days), cervical smear (done after 4months delivery) and with daily folic acid intake, my body is ready for 2nd ones.
This is very important as grow up the children is not only mummy responsibility. Daddy also have to plays their part. As partner, we sharing responsibilities, joy & happiness, difficulties; we share everything. Mr Hubby is fully support me and he is the one who more excited than i am. He wish to have baby girl this time around. :D
I love in pregnancy figure..