Folic acid intake and preconception counseling
of epileptic women
Jones, "Perspectives on safer conception practices and preconception counseling
among women living with HIV," Health Care for Women International, 2015.
improves folate status of women planning pregnancy.
This result confirms earlier studies showing that preconception counseling
is rarely provided even for women at high risk of poor pregnancy outcomes (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 2004).
Consequently, RhD zygosity determination of the RhD-positive father provides useful information for risk estimation during preconception counseling
or early pregnancy.
Health care providers should discuss couples' travel plans in preconception counseling
In an ideal world, we would have preconception counseling
, and would be thinking of an alternative drug several years before pregnancy occurs.
and care should help women optimize glycemic control before pregnancy, which significantly reduces the risks of anomalies and fetal death, studies have shown.
This type of routine preconception counseling
should include discussion of child spacing, family planning, and prevention of unintended pregnancy.
Because currently available data are limited, providing preconception counseling
following possible Zika virus exposure is challenging.
Folate status improves among women who receive preconception counseling
The hotline also offers advice related to contraception or preconception counseling
for HIV-positive women or for HIV-negative women whose sexual partners have HIV.