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Birth Spacing - Just us for 2 years


Moms and babies are healthier if there are at least 2 years from the birth of a baby until Mom gets pregnant again; because of this, the Public Health Nurses working in Contra Costa County are leading a program to spread the word about healthy birth spacing.

Background

What is Birth Spacing?

Birth spacing refers to the amount of time between births and/or pregnancies.

Birth Spacing Terms
  • A birth-to-pregnancy interval is the amount of time from the birth of a baby until the mom gets pregnant again.
  • Short birth spacing is used to describe a birth-to-pregnancy interval that is less than 2 years.

What is healthy birth spacing?

Moms and babies are healthier if there are at least 2 years before Mom gets pregnant again.

Why is this an important topic?

Information we have about Contra Costa County shows that women are having children closer together than 2 years, which puts them at risk for problems.

See also:
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
- Women's Health Services