Ready again

Thinking about bringing another little one into this world? Now that you know what it’s like to have a child/children already, you might feel a little more prepared for additional babies. However, it is still important to plan each pregnancy before you get pregnant. Getting pregnant too soon after giving birth can be risky. Use a birth control method until you are sure you are ready to start trying again.

If you or your baby had complications during a previous pregnancy or delivery, it is especially important for you to take care of your health now and reduce the risk to you and your future babies.

Click on the headings below to find out some important things before getting pregnant again:

Some content provided by the March of Dimes Foundation. The publication, "Are you ready for a baby?", can be found at or by calling 800-367-6630. This is item #09-2385-08.

Revised: June 7, 2011

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