Is Maci Bookout Smart to Have Back-to-Back Babies?


Just nine months after Maci Bookout welcomed daughter Jayde, the Teen Mom OG star announced that she and fiancé Taylor McKinney are expecting their second child together. “#Makingmoremoneys baby boy coming soon!” the 24-year-old captioned her February 14 post. “Happy valentine’s day!@tmon3yyy #lastbutnotleast”

The tot will arrive at the end of May — the same month Jayde will turn a year old. In fact, they could even share a birthday! Jayde was born May 29.

Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, director of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, warns there are dangers to baby bunching. “You have an increased risk of the baby being born prematurely and increased risks of long-term damage to the female pelvic floor,” Dr. Shapiro tells Us Weekly. “A mother’s body hasn’t had time to fully recover if children are born less than 12 months apart.”

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