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Give yourself time to recover before growing your family

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Did you know spacing your pregnancies at least two years apart benefits you, your babies and your family? By giving your body time to recover between pregnancies, you'll reduce risks in these areas:


  • High blood pressure and excess protein in your urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy, called preeclampsia
  • Uterine rupture from attempting a vaginal birth after a C-section and other complications


  • Low birth weight, premature birth, or death within the first year
  • Lack of sufficient nutrients


  • Not enough time to give your children the attention each deserves
  • Increased stress and exhaustion

So whenever possible, try to wait at least two years. Your family with benefit from your patience.

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