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  1. Alena Casey

    Me! My first two are the same age for a week and a half. My third was born fourteen months after my second. My second pregnancy wasn’t notably harder but my third pregnancy was. There were a lot of factors contributing to that, though, such as a big move, PPD, and already caring for two under two. Recovery after my third was actually the best, because I knew so much more about birth and recovery! I knew what I needed to do and made sure I had tons of help after she was born so that I could stay on bedrest for weeks. So, taking care of yourself makes a difference.

  2. Sarah Jones

    My first 2. They’re not Irish twin, but they are 17.5 months apart. Wasn’t planned that way, but now they are the best of friends. Pregnancy was hard, birth was easier/quicker, recovery was harder but I had hypokalemia during pregnancy and the 1-2 children was a hard transition. That being said, my 3rd is only 18mo younger than 2nd and her pregnancy was just slightly better, and recovery was about the same. 3 and 4 have a 3 year gap, but I had a miscarriage between them. 4 was much better birth and recovery, but I had a lot more knowledge/educated myself with that pregnancy. There are 26mo. Between 4 and 5 (just birthed on 1/17/21) can’t say about postpartum but birth was about the same as 4 except quicker, and had a slight PP cloying/hemorrhage issue.
    so for me I guess further apart is better for my body. But there are a lot of factors that changed between the first 2 and last 2 as well so…🤷‍♀️

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