Although Meghan Markle has yet to give birth to her first child, some medical experts are already suggesting it would be in the Duchess of Sussex’s best interest if she waited at least a year before she considered getting pregnant again.

Meghan and Prince Harry announced the 37-year-old was pregnant with their first baby in October 2018. Even though Meghan has not allowed her pregnancy to stop her from carrying out her royal duties, one expert claims the health of the former “Suits” star could be in danger if she plans on having another child.

Julie Jomeen, a professor of midwifery at the University of Hull told Express UK, women over 35 should wait at least a year before getting pregnant again in order to avoid the increased 1.2 percent risk of maternal mortality women, who conceive six months after giving birth, deal with.

“The issue is of course that older mums are more likely to plan to have babies closer together as they don’ have the same luxury of time in terms of their fertility, as women still in her twenties would have,” the professor explained.

“However, the general health of the mum is an important factor here in risk. Ultimately, it has to be a woman’s choice, what is important is that they are aware of the evidence around birth spacing and that they make their choice based on good evidenced-based information,” Jomeen added.

Although the palace has not announced when Meghan will begin her maternity leave, it appears the Duchess of Sussex will have some time to go over her options. The former actress has no future public appearances scheduled on the royal calendar.

While her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton has given birth to her three children in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, it unclear where Meghan, who is is expected to give birth this spring, will deliver her baby.

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex is pictured attending a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on March 8, 2019 in London. Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images