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Right Spacing between Kids

Right Spacing between Kids

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Congratulations! You are ready for the second baby!! Have you considered about the ideal spacing between your children?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Right spacing between kids makes your life more organized and smooth. Spacing between kids is significant for various other reasons such as:

Health and prosperity of mother

Proper family planning and birth spacing of approximately 3 years are beneficial for mother, child and family.

After first child birth, mother’s body needs rest and time to recover fully.Nutritional store of a mother also depletes during breastfeeding and requires
enough time to replenish it. Short spacing between kids might affect maternal health as well as new born. Short spacing pregnancies can also results in:

  • Low birth weight baby
  • Preterm birth
  • Stunting

Similarly, long birth interval is also associated with poor health outcomes for mother and child.

Improved quality of life for older child and new born

Birth spacing also offers an improved quality of life to both older child and new born. Older child gets undivided attention of mother which is essential for the child’s growth and development in the first three years. On the other hand, after a gap of approximately 3 years mother has enough time and energy to handle the second child. The new born can be breastfed uninterruptedly without impairing the growth of first child.

Economic Condition

Decision of right spacing between kids can help financial planning too. Once you have a child, your family expense including medical expense, food, and clothing go up. Apart from this, it is also important to save for your children’s education. Short spacing between kids might affect family’s financial condition.

Birth spacing can be achieved by using various birth control methods such as male condom, contraceptive pills, etc.

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