A new study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reiterates that mamas should be encouraged to wait...
A new study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reiterates that mamas should be encouraged to wait 12 after giving birth to have another baby. This is typical to the time frame recommended in the past, but the new research backs up the time frame of one year really well. According to MedlinePlus, the findings show:
  • "Intervals of less than six months from delivery to conception of the next baby increased the risk of preterm birth (less than 35 weeks) by 41 percent.
  • Intervals of six to 12 months increased preterm birth risk by 14 percent.
  • Intervals of 12 to 18 months carried no significant increased risk of preterm birth."
Past studies have shown much of the same. Research has shown that your body does need time to recuperate after giving birth. Your body, and mind-set will be in a better space for having another baby if you wait the 12 months. Another perk if you wait 12 months, is that your baby gets the full amount of attention he deserves as an infant. Having two babies within less than a year is a hard thing for anyone to handle. When you're considering another baby, think about waiting that full year to reduce your future baby's health risks, your own health risks, and allow the best bonding with your current newborn.

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