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Short interpregnancy interval is associated with increased risks to the mother and fetus

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4536 (Published 29 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4536
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London, UK

A gap of less than a year between giving birth and conceiving another child is associated with increased risks for women of all ages, according to a large cohort study.1

A short interpregnancy interval was associated with risks to the fetus and infant, although to a greater extent for younger women (aged 20 to 34 years) than for women 35 years or older. For older women, an interpregnancy interval under 12 months was associated with a significant increased risk of maternal death or severe morbidity …

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