MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH – BIRTH SPACING

Birth SpacingBirth Spacing is the downtime needed for a woman’s body to rest between pregnancies. Healthcare providers advise a minimum of 18 months between each pregnancy to ensure the best health for mom and baby.

HOW DOES BIRTH SPACING BENEFIT MOM?
  • Allows your body to heal and replace key nutrients
  • Decreases possible complications with future pregnancies
HOW DOES BIRTH SPACING BENEFIT THE FAMILY?
  • Allows time for money management and planning
  • Allows time for family bonding
HOW IS BIRTH SPACING ACCOMPLISHED?
  • Explore birth control options
  • Create a family planning strategy
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NOT BIRTH SPACING?
  • Premature birth (more than 3 weeks early)
  • Low birth weight

Talk to your healthcare provider about your family planning options.