There is no ideal time to get pregnant; the advantages and disadvantages at any age will depend on your state of health, work situation, and relationship. Young women may not be as psychologically and emotionally prepared for pregnancy and the demands of childcare, while more mature women, that is, mothers over 35, are at greater risk of developing complications such as high blood pressure; and there is a higher risk of their children having chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down's syndrome. After a miscarriage Although it is possible for you to conceive as soon as you have your next period, sometimes it takes a little longer to be ready emotionally. If you have had several miscarriages, specific tests may be carried out to determine the cause and it is probably best to wait for the results of these before trying again.
After a rubella (German measles) injection The injection contains a small amount of inactivated live virus that your body recognizes as foreign and to which it builds up an immunity. It takes three months to build up this immunity and during this time it is unwise to risk exposing a developing baby to the rubella virus.
Spacing between pregnancies
This depends on various issues such as personal relationships and work commitments, but from a medical viewpoint, a year between pregnancies is recommended to ensure your recovery. If you become pregnant while you are looking after and possibly breastfeeding a very young baby, this may take a toll on your physical and mental reserves and your health could suffer as your body tries to cope with these demands.