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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'It helps to prevent diseases and allergies for children, while for mothers it reduces the risk of ovarian cancer, increases bonding and helps in birth spacing.
Medical experts believe that the benefits of optimal birth spacing also have far-reaching effects into childhood, reducing the prevalence malnutrition and stunted growth among children less than five years of age.
LHWs services encompass the health conditions of women and children through improved sanitation, birth spacing, iron supplementation, larger vaccination coverage and through ante-natal and post-natal coverage of the pregnant women.
The babies of mothers who are too young or too old, or experience poor birth spacing, as well as those who smoke, consume alcoholic beverages and undergo unnecessary caesarean deliveries, among others, could falter in their growth and development in the womb.
Birth spacing not only reduces fertility but also improves the health of mother3.
In the end, it still the woman's choice but it's important that they are aware of the birth spacing, so they can make their choice "based on good evidenced-based information."
KARACHI -- The media should play a proactive role in creating awareness of benefits of birth spacing and dispelling misconceptions related to family planning, suggested participants in a 'media forum' organised by the population welfare department on Friday.
He said women needed to be given awareness about malnutrition, child birth spacing, mother-child mortality, stunted growth and communicable diseases to help them enjoy their right to healthy lives.
For example, studies of changes in birth spacing, associations between fertility and cancer survival.
They also face early marriages, high fertility rates with a lack of birth spacing, and poor access to healthcare facilities.
There are various inter-linked risk factors that contribute to high maternal and infant mortality in the country, such as low socio-economic status, poverty, low birth spacing, early child marriage, malnutrition, lack of education, poor access to health care services and high fertility rate.
Speaking on the occasion, Toussoun said that the report confirms that birth spacing and women's empowerment drive the pace of economic and social progress in the world.