My husband of four years and I just had our first child. Because of fertility issues, it took us 3 years to conceive and carry our child to delivery. We miscarried our first two children.
Unfortunately, NFP isn’t an option for us because all my cycles are anovulatory. NFP specialists recommended we seek Catholic-approved fertility treatments, which we have. Once my cycles were induced, we were able to apply NFP principles to track my induced cycles. It was through this process that all three of our children were conceived.
I am 31 years old and our son is 4 months of age. I am worried that with the combination of my age and my track record of anovulatory cycles that having more children may be difficult.
My question regards child spacing. It is obvious that I will need to revisit my fertility specialist to induce cycles once we are ready to conceive again. It is also possible that it may take a number of years to have another child, based upon my past experiences. However, having children who are spaced very close together is also something we have to think about.
In your opinions or experiences, what are the benefits and challenges of having children spaced closely together? With my biological clock ticking and with the added challenges of fertility issues, we’re tempted to starting actively trying once again.
Thanks for your input (and prayers).