14.7 Postpartum family planning
During the antenatal period, discussions should begin concerning postpartum contraception options. Family planning information and services are important components of good quality antenatal care. These occasions provide an opportunity for health providers to discuss with women the benefits of birth spacing (leaving at least 2 years between births) for their health and the health of their current and future children. Help pregnant women and new mothers decide how they will avoid pregnancy after childbirth.