Shorter gaps between pregnancies may raise premature birth risk

06/4/2014 | Medical News Today

Women who became pregnant again in fewer than 12 months were twice as likely to have premature babies as those who had an optimal interpregnancy interval of at least 18 months, a study showed. Shorter intervals between pregnancies also were associated with lower rates of pregnancies lasting more than 40 weeks, researchers wrote in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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