How do you feel about having babies very close together?
Here's a few different views on the subject- what are yours??
- babyzone.com: Mavis Schorn, a certified nurse-midwife at West End Women's Health Center and an assistant professor at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, says that generally, studies have shown 18 to 23 months apart is ideal spacing. "Spacing seems to adversely affect pregnancy more significantly if it is less than six months or greater than five years," says Schorn. "The very closely spaced pregnancy (less than one year) has an increased risk of low birth weight and/or preterm birth."
- azcentral.com: "There's no formula and no one way for all families," says Debbie Glasser, director of family support at the Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University. "The bottom line, regardless of months or years between siblings, is that parents embrace each child as a unique individual and spend quality time with each of them. The years go by too quickly, whether it's 15 months or five years between your kids."