HTSP and the First 1000 Days

World Vision International
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Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies (HTSP) is an approach to helping couples time their pregnancies to occur during a mother’s healthiest years (ages 18-34) and space pregnancies by 3 to 5 years, improving both maternal and child health. It explains that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are measured from conception to age two. The 1,000 days between conception and the child’s second birthday offer an opportunity for the mother to breast-feed, provide healthy foods, and care for the child without having a new baby competing for nutrients.