There was a study done that gathered data from 1966 to 2006 about pregnancy. Some of the results of the study found that at least 18 months between pregnancies (not children's ages) and less than five years between pregnancies had the most favorable outcomes for mothers and children; less chance of miscarriage, pre-e, low birth weight, premature birth, the list goes on. I think I found out about it on the blog alpha parent but the study is sited all over the internet.
Personally I have a hard time waiting longer than 19 months between pregnancies because I am so baby crazy. But if I could hold off I would wait until my youngest is 2-2.5 before having another (pregnancy, so my youngest is 2.75-3.25 years at the birth of the next LO). They are just more capable and need you a little less but still young enough to accept a sibling as normal and not a huge game changer.
Born at home August1982. Love/Marriage May2003/June2010. Home birth for eldest daughter March2013. Home birth for second daughter August2015.
Last edited by sidrajedi; 11-04-2016 at 01:17 PM.