Lisa Cheng had a pregnancy gap of 12 months between her first and second children. The Hong Kong mother says the pregnancy and post-partum period were a lot harder with her second child. Photo: Nora Tam

How long pregnancy gap should be: birth spacing advice for mum and child’s health

  • Babies absorb a lot of vitamins and nutrients from their mothers and it’s important to replenish these before the next pregnancy
  • WHO guidelines recommend that women wait at least 24 months, while other studies suggest 12 to 18 months is a reasonable gap
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Lisa Cheng had a pregnancy gap of 12 months between her first and second children. The Hong Kong mother says the pregnancy and post-partum period were a lot harder with her second child. Photo: Nora Tam
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