birth spacing

birth spacing

The practice of maintaining an interval between births of two or more years. The shorter the interval, the more vulnerable the infant is to disease, malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. The lack of BS is held responsible in part for the increased mortality in children in developing countries.
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Sessions will be led by national, state and local subject matter experts on preeclampsia, maternal smoking cessation, breastfeeding, oral health during pregnancy, preventing preterm birth, birth spacing and much more.
In this regard, birth spacing, girls education, youth involvement, women empowerment are the critical areas.
In the meeting, it was emphasized that in order to achieve an accelerated growth of the economy, birth spacing, girls' education, youth involvement and women empowerment are the critical areas.
Some demographic variables are associated with infant and child mortality such as maternal age at marriage and during child's birth, birth spacing pattern, parity, maternal height and weight, and size of the children at birth.
The government of Sindh is taking steps to address the issue but I believe there is a need for legislation to stop early marriages and increase birth spacing,' she said.
The study, conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed a clear correlation between short birth spacing and autism
In addition to polio eradication, the manual also covers topics related to routine immunization, breastfeeding, birth spacing, care-seeking behavior for pregnant mothers, and hygiene and sanitation from both health as well as religious perspectives.
Therefore, our study recommends improvement in early registration of antenatal mothers, universal coverage of adequate and quality antenatal care, early detection of high risk pregnancy, maternal nutrition during pregnancy, avoiding close birth spacing and delayed child bearing in young females (< 20 years).
Family planning or birth spacing concept advises women to have a gap of at least three years before the next pregnancy to ensure that the mother gets the recommended two years to breastfeed the child and to regain her health in the third year.
She attributed birth spacing and a number of other factors for this decline, "Factors such as improvement in the health system, training of staff and medical workers with necessary skills, making health services available and accessible with 99 per cent antenatal coverage where all pregnant women are getting antenatal care have contributed to the decline in mortality.
Contraceptive care for postpartum women is important to facilitate birth spacing, and this measure identifies women more clearly at risk for pregnancy," the report states.