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Peaches Geldof: Having second baby very soon after first!

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gail734 Mon 12-Nov-12 11:08:54

It's in the news today that Peaches Geldof is three and a half months pregnant with her second child. She had her son, Astala, in April. I'm sure there are advantages to having siblings close together, but let's just say that there would have been NO chance of a similar feat being achieved in our house. IF you know what I mean!

FireOverBabylon Mon 12-Nov-12 11:15:28

Had Peaches seen the mum with the newborn and the 11 month old at our toddler group just before I went back to work, ot wouldn't be happening in the Geldof household either.....

i suppose it gets all the sleepless nights out of the way in one go.

weeblueberry Mon 12-Nov-12 11:17:12

They do say you get pregnant very quickly after giving birth don't they? As in you tend to be very fertile just after having the baby.

MissNJE Mon 12-Nov-12 12:04:34

I already assumed that she was pregnant a few weeks ago on Instagram. She and her husband as well as a few fans got very aggressive and insulted me and today HURRA I found out she is pregnant. Maybe I knew it before she did.

Here we go - I am BornToShop1990

PosieParker Mon 12-Nov-12 12:05:55

My oldest two are 14 months apart and tbh they were an absolute breeze, the ate, they slept, they hardly ever cried.

terilou87 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:30:46

just under 11 months between my oldest two. i fell pregnant strait away and although it was a suprise and i was scared stiff how i would cope, it wasnt that much harder than having just one. i was still in full swing of nappy changing feeding and lack of sleep, there was no gap which i think made it a little easier. good luck to her i say.

amck5700 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:36:14

i have 13 months between mine - it took over 2 years to conceive the first so we took adavantage of the fertility after pregnancy.

LikeCandy Mon 12-Nov-12 13:12:39

I read an interview with her a short while ago - she has fertility issues such as PCOS and lost a Fallopian tube with an ectopic pregnancy a number of years ago - I guess she'd making the most of the postpartum fertility spike!
Congrats to them! FWIW I'd like number two fairly soon after number one (due April)

StateofConfusion Mon 12-Nov-12 14:44:55

Good luck to her, my eldest two are 16mnths apart, dc3 is due to arrive when they're 4.1yo and 5.5yo. I think that says all I need to on how much I liked my close age gap.

amck5700 Mon 12-Nov-12 14:53:59

Mine were actually not too bad........but my OH got the snip before No2 was a year old - and that includes the NHS waiting time! So we went from Fertility investigations to two kids and having the snip withing 3 years grin

SevenElvesAndAReindeer Mon 12-Nov-12 17:47:28

Congratulations to her I say. DD will be 17 months when DC3 arrives, we started trying when she was 8 weeks.

SoupDragon Mon 12-Nov-12 17:49:12

I read that about her having fertility issues too. She said she was not expecting to be able to have children at all. Good luck to her smile

TheCountessOlenska Mon 12-Nov-12 17:57:55

You might as well get it all over in one go imo. Congrats Peaches!

Out of interest did all of you with small gaps get your periods back straight away?

We got back into the swing of things sexually quite quickly and didn't use contraception, but breastfeeding delayed my periods for a whole year and I didn't conceive number 2 for 2.4 years!

amck5700 Mon 12-Nov-12 18:02:28

No period and breastfeeding - still got pregnant.

redyellowgreen Mon 12-Nov-12 18:51:45

I'm keen to have our third close in age to our 2nd, but have read that it's not the best choice in respect of nutrient reserves etc available for the younger baby - that it takes a year or two for a woman to replenish everything she lost during pregnancy and so it's best not to have another super soon (if it's planned!).

Is this yet another pregnancy myth / can you combat it by being extra careful about nutrition etc? Any experience?

amck5700 Mon 12-Nov-12 19:03:11

My younger son is equally robust as my elder - he's 11 and 5'3 and solid with it - has had one day off sick from school since he was 6 - had 3 or 4 off before that with the usual bugs. But then I have always been the same too - I am rarely ill, have a pretty good diet - exercise is a bit of an issue smile I had sacroiliac hip disfunction with both pregnancies and still have weak hips - I only really notice this when sleeping in a different bed on holiday etc and then it can be pretty uncomfortable - whether that is worse because of the two close pregnancies I have no idea.

redyellowgreen Mon 12-Nov-12 19:14:13

That's kind of what I'm thinking - good genes/habits are good genes/habits whether there's 10m or 10yrs between babies...

TwitchyTail Mon 12-Nov-12 19:24:07

My cousins (sisters) were born 11 months apart - actually in the same year (January 5th and December 11th). Their mother has made it her mission to ensure that everyone knows "breastfeeding = contraception" is a big fat myth.

gail734 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:18:25

You might be very fertile after childbirth, but you still only get pregnant if you have sex! What I was driving at in my original post was that I could never have had two babies in one year because - physically and emotionally - I couldn't have performed my, er, "wifely duties" for quite a while after childbirth. My DH was so traumatised by what he saw in the delivery room that he didn't seem all that keen either!

emblosion Thu 15-Nov-12 22:21:47

I'm 6 weeks pregnant & have a 5 month old. Massive shock - it took over 2 years to conceive my son. Good luck to me & peaches, ha ha!

harrygracejessica Thu 15-Nov-12 23:51:01

There is a 15 month age gap between my son and twin girls.

amck5700 Fri 16-Nov-12 09:30:22

emblosion - that was same as me - went back to work after maternity leave already pregnant grin

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