To the Editor: In their meta-analysis on birth spacing and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, Dr Conde-Agudelo and colleagues1 found a significant association between short and long interpregnancy intervals and adverse perinatal outcomes. They suggest that health care personnel should provide family planning based on these data, advising women to wait 2 to 5 years before conceiving again.
Scheepers HCJ, Braat D. Birth Spacing and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes. JAMA. 2006;296(8):929-930. doi:10.1001/jama.296.8.929-a