Why should I use family planning?
A young woman should use family planning to delay her first pregnancy until her body is fully grown. Then, after her first baby is born, she should wait 2 or more years between each pregnancy. This method, called child spacing, lets her body get strong again between pregnancies, and her baby can finish breastfeeding. When she has the number of children she wants, she can choose not to have any more.
For healthy mothers and babies, it is better not to have:
- babies too early,
- babies too late,
- too many babies,
- babies too close together.