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Improving Preconception Health and Care: A Situation Analysis

 Ashley Goodfellow, John Frank, John McAteer, Jean Rankin
Description: The early years of a child’s life are critical in shaping future health and wider outcomes and it is acknowledged that maternal health before and during pregnancy impacts on the health of the child long after infancy [1]. There are many interventions that can improve maternal and child health outcomes if provided before or early in pregnancy. This preconception care is defined as ‘a set of interventions that aim to identify and modify biomedical, behavioral and social risks to a woman’s health or pregnancy outcome through prevention and management, emphasizing those factors that must be acted upon before conception or early in pregnancy to have maximal impact.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Practice Mngmnt
Goodfellow et al. BMC Health Services Research (2017) 17:595
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2544-1


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Improving preconception health and care:
a situation analysis
Ashley Goodfellow1* , John Frank2, John McAteer2 and Jean Rankin3

Background: The purpose of this situation analysis was to explore the views of health and non-health professionals
working with women of ch ... See more

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