If you want to have more than one child, how long should you wait between pregnancies?
According to the results of a study from India, [b]irth intervals of less than 18 months are associated with high risk of stillbirth and neonatal deaths, while [a] birth-to-pregnancy interval of 24 months is optimal.
The researchers conclude:
"Postpartum family planning should be promoted for all women, and methods both for spacing and limiting birth should be widely accessible"....
If the political climate in India is anything like the one here, good luck with translating that recommendation into practice.