Abuja - Ronke Atamewalen, the Clinical Services
Manager, Mariestopes International Nigeria, an NGO, said on Wednesday
that family planning could help reduce maternal mortality rate in the
Atamewalen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that child
spacing would enable a woman build up her strength before giving birth
to another child.
She said that family planning was beneficial to mothers, babies, communities and the country at large.
"It is better you plan for the children so that you will be able to
take good care of them and give them good education and upbringing.
"But if you do not plan, you end up having children that you do not plan for.
"When there is a gap between each child, you will be able to plan well for them to better their future."
According to her, if a nursing mother does not practice family
planning by ensuring proper spacing of pregnancy , she will not be able
to breast feed properly.