Space between pregnancy may influence gestational length

Posted at: 06/06/2014 3:41 PM
Updated at: 06/06/2014 5:35 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Waiting less than 18 months between pregnancies, could increase a woman's risk of delivering early.

That's according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine.

They looked at the birth records of more than 400,000 babies.

They found women who waited less than 18 months to get pregnant after having a child were less likely to make it to 39 weeks gestation.

Half of the women who waited less than a year also delivered prematurely.