In Australia, all women have the right to choose:
Pregnancies that are at least 18 months (ideally 24 months) apart are safer for both mother and baby. This is an international recommendation by the World Health Organisation.
When a pregnancy ends in miscarriage or termination, the recommended minimum space to next pregnancy is at least 6 months as this is also safer for both mother and baby.
The average woman from an English-speaking, Australian-born background has 2-3 children and usually starts having her children in her late 20s or early 30s.
Women can use a variety of methods to prevent an unplanned pregnancies. These methods are called Contraceptives.
Spacing your births apart can reduce the risk of: