Short Pregnancy Interval

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Short Pregnancy Interval

Have you ever heard of short pregnancy intervals? ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿ Š๐Ÿคฐ

A short pregnancy interval is less than 18 months between the delivery of your last child and your pregnancy with the next. ๐Ÿ“…

The reason this could be important information to you is that short pregnancy intervals are associated with a higher risk of complications including but not limited to preterm birth, low birth weight, and baby being small for gestational age, as well as postpartum depression.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not here to tell anyone how to plan (or not plan) their family. It can be a very personal decision based on so many things including things like faith, age, etc. ๐ŸคŽ

โ•And will these things happen to everyone that has a short pregnancy interval? No.

This can, however, be helpful information if you do have the luxury of planning and if it’s something you feel you want to look into for yourself. ๐Ÿ”Ž

And if you’re looking to strategically replenish between children, download my free Prenatal Primer which has information about key nutrients for pregnancy and where to get them from food and supplements.


Not a personal recommendation or medical advice.


Conde-Agudelo, A. Rosas-Bermúdez, A. Kafury-Goeta, A.C. (2006). Birth spacing and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes: a meta-analysis. Retrieved from:

March of Dimes. Birth Spacing and Birth Outcomes Fact Sheet. Retrieved from:

Schetter, C.D. Saxbe, D. Cheadle, A. Guardino, C. (2016). Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Following Consecutive Pregnancies: Stability, Change, and Mechanisms. Retrieved from:

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