Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Prof Oladipo Ladipo, revealed that 25% of Nigerian pregnant women are at high risk.
Ladipo has made this known on Wednesday in Abuja, saying too many pregnancies, that is, having more than four children is associated with high risk of death.
He said: “Having too many pregnancies too closely spaced is not the best. Pregnancies should be spaced between two and a half years or three.
“Pregnancy before the age of 18 and pregnancies above the age of 35 years is associated with major complications especially hypertension.”