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Getting Pregnant Again

I had such a hard time getting pregnant with my first baby. I have to admit, my husband and I are reluctant to use any birth control. Is this risky?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: Yes! I had a lot of challenges getting pregnant with my first son, but my second son was a spontaneous event!

So the good news is, there’s hope for moms who struggled to get pregnant the first time. The flip side of that is unless you’re ready for baby number two—or three, or four—use protection. Sometimes subsequent pregnancies happen a whole lot easier.

Carrie Brown, MD, a mom of two and a general pediatrician who treats medically complex children and specializes in palliative care at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock

The information on MommyMDGuides.com is not intended to replace the diagnosis, treatment, and services of a physician. Always consult your physician or child care expert if you have any questions concerning your family's health. For severe or life-threatening conditions, seek immediate medical attention.