Monday, May 19, 2008

Pregnancy Spacing

Birth, pregnancy spacing

Photo by freeparking

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.

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At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any of you guys are in the NYC area and interested in reproductive rights, you should come to the Living Liberally comedy event tomorrow. It's sponsored by Planned Parenthood and it's a great opportunity to see some good, political comedy and meet like-minded people. Happy hour starts at 6:30 and comedy starts at 7:30. We're located at The Tank, which is at 279 Church Street (btwn Franklin and White, below Canal), so check us out!

At 7:04 PM, Blogger The Rebound Girl said...

Is that right? 18 months, eh? Well, once I get started I plan to crank them on out as God see's fit. I am already late in the game as it is and I want 3 or 4.

At 4:28 AM, Blogger vahnee said...

18 months? I thought it depended on your age and health. I heard somewhere that if you were under 30 and healthy, you could start on churning a new one out in a year. :-)


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