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Planning a Larger Family?

If you are planning on having more children, remember that healthy moms make healthy babies! Here are some things to discuss with your doctor.


Timing

Whether you want a big family as soon as you can, or want to try and space your children several years apart, talk to your doctor about future pregnancies. Consider how much time you want to give your body to recover between each child. This is especially important if you had any complications with your pregnancy.



Nutrition

Even after you stop breastfeeding, make sure your diet is providing you with enough folic acid and iron. You may have a plan on when your next pregnancy will be, but it might happen earlier than you expected. Make sure that your body has the nutrition it needs for those precious first weeks of pregnancy.



Body Weight

Before starting your next pregnancy, it’s a good idea to be at or close to a healthy weight. But stay away from crash diets and rapid weight loss – the weight you’d prefer to be isn’t necessarily the one that’s most healthy for you and your next baby. If you are breastfeeding you also want to be sure you are eating enough calories to make the milk your baby needs. So take your time, make a plan, and remember why you are doing this: to give your future children a healthy beginning and to get healthy so that you can be there for the children you already have!

A healthy weight is usually one where you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 20 and 25. Research has shown that people within this range tend to live longer and enjoy better health at every stage of life. You can check your own Body Mass Index using our BMI calculator.


Do not try to lose weight while you are pregnant. A BMI measurement should not be used for children under the age of 18 – their pediatrician will have other ways to let you know if they are at a healthy weight.


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