New Delhi: It is common in Indian society that once you are married, then when you are telling the good news from family members to friends, they start asking questions. Now as soon as your child turns 1 or 2 years old, people start asking you when its brother or sister is going to come? Not only this, many people who have their own siblings also want that their child also has a brother or sister, so they start planning for the other child as well. But what they often confuse is that how much should there be an age gap between 2 children?
What an age gap between 2 children is right
There may be an edge gap between the first child and the second child, usually from 1 year to 5 years or more. There are both advantages and disadvantages to having an edge gap reduced or increased. In such a situation, we are telling you here how much age difference should be there between two children keeping in mind the health of the woman:
-12 to 18 months difference
It is also very important to take care of the mother’s health before planning the second child. Therefore, if there is a difference of 12 to 18 months or less between 2 children, then it affects the health of the pregnant woman. The reason for this is that getting the two children breast-feeding, waking up with them overnight and taking responsibility for the two children together can worsen a woman’s health. Therefore, along with the World Health Organization (WHO), many studies have also revealed that there should be a gap of at least 2 years i.e. 24 months between the first and second child. If the age gap between 2 children is very low, then there is a risk of premature delivery of the second child and the weight of the baby at birth.
– Difference of 2 to 3 years
Most doctors recommend that couples should wait at least 2 years before planning for another child. The reason for this is that after waiting for 2 to 3 years, when the woman becomes pregnant for the second time, her body is fully recovered from the first pregnancy. At the same time, the woman has stopped breast-feeding the first child and the first child becomes so big that he starts doing some of his own work himself and the mother is able to give attention to both the children according to their different needs and Both children are raised correctly.
– Difference of more than 5 years
If your first pregnancy is in the age of 30 or more, then the second pregnancy will be more than 35 years of age and due to this there is a risk of hypertension, diabetes and kidney diseases during pregnancy. A gap of more than 5 years between 2 children is seen as a large age gap and during this time there are many problems in the fertility of both men and women.
Overall, a gap of 2 to 3 years between 2 children is considered ideal.