Postpartum Contraception: When Should You Start Taking Contraception After Giving Birth?

Conceiving too soon after childbirth can be dangerous for both the mother and baby. Becoming pregnant within six months of a live birth is associated with increased risk of premature birth, placental abruption, low birth weight, congenital disorders, schizophrenia, maternal anemia and autism in second-born children. Read on to know the ideal interval between pregnancies and postpartum contraception.