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Health Status Outcomes for Birth Rates

Health Status Outcomes

Interpregnancy spacing, the timing between a live birth and the next pregnancy, can have a risk of pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, low birthweight, and small for gestational age. Research has shown that short intervals (less than 18 months) and long intervals (60+ months) were associated with higher risks of negative health outcomes for mother and baby. In 2016, 18.2% of Utah moms did not wait the recommended 18 months to become pregnant again.

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Content updated: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:41:05 MDT