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Ideal time between pregnancies is at least one year: study

Women who want to carry children in the 30's and 40's are often faced with a dilemma about how much…

Women who want to carry children in the 30’s and 40’s are often faced with a dilemma about how much time to wait between pregnancies. Doctors often recommend that they wait 18-24 months. However, pregnancy risks having age.

A study on Monday of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), based on 150,000 pregnancies in Canada 2004-2004, concludes that waiting less than a year between pregnancies increases the risk, regardless of the age of a woman.

However, after a year there is little risk difference.

“The home of the communication from the study is that close divorced pregnancies are at risk for women of all ages,” says study author Laura Schummers, a postdoc at the University of British Columbia.

“We found that the mother’s risks were present for women 35 years and older only, and not for younger women, while risks for the child were present for women both 20 years 34 and women 35 and older.

Risks were equal between 12 and 24 months and “we saw a very small further decrease between 12 and 18 months,” Schummers told AFP.

The interval of interpregnancy was calculated as the amount of time between birth of a child and the perception of the next.

For women over 35 years, the risk of material complications was greatest for pregnancies that began three, six or nine months after the previous birth.

For infants, the risks increased among near-term pregnancies, regardless of the age of mothers.

These included rebirth, infant mortality in the first year of life, low birth weight and prematurity and affected approximately two percent of infants in the study.

When pregnancy b eaten six months After birth, the risk of premature birth increased 59 percent compared to pregnancies that were time-limited to begin 18 months after birth.

Doctors in the United States usually ask women to wait at least 18 months between childbirth and pregnancy.

The World Health Organization recommends at least 24 months.

“Our results indicate a shorter optimal range than previously thought (12-24 months) for women of all ages,” concluded the study.

“This result can be safe especially for elderly women who must weigh the competing risks with increased maternity leave with longer interpregnancy intervals (including infertility and chromosomal anomalies) against the risks of short interpregnancy intervals.”

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