A new study suggests waiting longer periods between having children may be better for a baby’s health.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests that waiting at least six months or more after having a baby to try for another may be best for a baby’s health. As reported by HealthDay News, the research proposes that becoming pregnant again prior to the six-month interval may increase the risks for health complications such as low birth weight or birth defects.
Dr. Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, study lead author and director of the maternal-fetal medicine division in the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Recommending optimal pregnancy spacing as a health intervention represents an easy, accessible and low-cost means to improve pregnancy outcomes.”
More information about the study may be available in the December publication of Contraception.
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