Birth Spacing

Birth 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


page updated 11-06-23