How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?

Mothers should wait at least  12 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again, according to new research. This differs with the World Health Organization’s guidelines, which recommend women wait between 24 and 18 months. Smaller gaps between pregnancies can risk premature birth and infant mortality.

Women who have had a pregnancy loss, stillbirth, hemorrhage, or surgical birth may need to wait longer. Talk to a midwife or doctor for help timing the next pregnancy.

But getting pregnant too soon after giving birth can be risky for both mother and babyBecoming pregnant again within a year of giving birth increases the chance that  new baby will be born too soon, premature and low birth weight.

Certain nutrients such as calcium and iron must be replenished after delivery, and that takes about six months,” Botti explains. “In a short-order pregnancy, those mineral levels may be less than ideal.” He suggests eating a diet rich in calcium and iron (the RDA for pregnant women is 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 30 to 60 milligrams of elemental iron) and paying careful attention to taking prenatal vitamins. Consult with your caregiver about other nutritional supplements you might need.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the safest option is to wait 24 months before trying for another baby. The charity March of Dimes suggests waiting at least 18 months.

How to take care and what to eat if you become pregnant soon

Eat well, aim to eat a whenever you can. This means having:

  • At least five portions of fruits and vegetables daily. Fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juice all count.
  • Starchy foods (carbohydrates), such as bread, pasta and rice. Carbohydrates need to make up just over a third of what you eat. Choose wholegrain varieties rather than white, so you get plenty of fibre.
  • Daily servings of protein, such as fish, lean meat, eggs beans, nuts or pulses.
  • Dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt.
  • Two portions of fish a week, at least one of which should be oily, such as salmon, sardines or mackerel.

Fish is full of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for the development of your baby’s nervous system. 

If you don’t like fish, you can get omega-3 fatty acids from other foods, such as nuts, seeds, soya products and green leafy vegetables. Eat dry fruits nuts like badam, walnuts, pista.

Good exercises for pregnancy include [Better to consult your doctor / Gyno ]
Brisk Walking








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