Research shows optimal spacing for healthy babiesBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.624a (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:624
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Conceiving a subsequent child 18 to 23 months after a live birth may provide the ideal conditions for having a healthy, full term baby, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (1999;340:589-94).
The study, conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that although having babies too close together may be …