Term: Interpregnancy Interval (IPI)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


Also known as birth spacing. IPI is the time between the last delivery and conception of the current pregnancy. In Heaman et al. (2012), a short IPI was considered to be less than 12 months between pregnancies.

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)