Since Meghan Markle announced she was pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s first child, the Duchess of Sussex has been proudly flaunting her baby bump. However, medical experts revealed if Meghan doesn’t take certain precautions after childbirth, this could be her last pregnancy.

Although being a member of the royal family will allow Meghan to have access to some of the best doctors during childbirth, the 37-year-old has been warned to space out her pregnancies.

Pradnya Pisal, a consultant gynecologist at London Gynaecology told the Express UK, Meghan may struggle to get pregnant again and if she conceives, she will face many challenges throughout the pregnancy.

“Fertility declines after the 35th birthday, and if you are leaving your pregnancy beyond that, you should consider doing a test of ovarian reserve – an egg count,” Pisal said.

“Pregnancy in older age is also associated with higher risk of miscarriage. This is because of a higher chance of chromosomal problems in the embryo as the eggs get older. There is a higher chance of conceiving a baby with Down’s syndrome.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Geetha Venkat, Director at Harley Street Fertility Clinic told the outlet if Meghan is determined to carry her second child, she should wait anywhere between three months to a year before she gets pregnant again.

“If she delivers her first child vaginally, she should wait for 3 to 6 months before trying for a second. If she delivers the first child by Caesarean section, she should wait 12 months before trying for a second,” Venkat explained.

Meghan is expected to give birth to her first child in spring 2019. However, fans will not be informed about the royal baby’s arrival until days, possibly weeks after it’s born. Meghan and Harry plan to keep their baby’s birth private until they feel they have properly bonded as a family.

The Reason Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Baby May Not Have Siblings The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured attending a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales on March 5, 2019 in London, England. photo: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty images