My daughter is 6 months old and DH and I are trying to figure out when we can start trying for #2. We are both older first-time parents (I'm 39, he's 50) and I worry that our window of opportunity is closing quickly. It took us 9 months to conceive baby girl. After 67 hours of labor, my planned home birth turned into a csection.
The OB who did the section told me that I should not get pregnant again for at least 18 months unless I'm planning another section and then it doesn't matter as much. My midwife tells me that it should be 18 months between births if I want to try a VBAC and that we can start trying in 3 months when our daughter will me 9 months.
I'm also aware of recent research examining the role of birth spacing in autism diagnoses. I was thinking we should wait until our girlie is a year and then start trying (which would give me several months of charting/BBT data to work with). But is that too soon? Or is it too late given our ages?
Any thoughts, opinions and wisdom would be most appreciated.