Update: interim guidance for preconception counseling
and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus for persons with possible Zika virus exposure--United States, September 2016.
provides prospective information and support to future parents, allowing them to take measures during pregnancy that will optimize the health of both mother and fetus.
Folic acid intake and preconception counseling
of epileptic women
Jones, "Providers' perspectives on preconception counseling
and safer conception for HIV-infected women," AIDS Care, vol.
"We provide preconception counseling
, advice and information oriented to pregnancy and the postpartum period, and help patients and providers understand the reproductive impact of psychiatric and psychotropic medications and psychiatric illness and symptomatology as they fluctuate throughout the woman's reproductive life cycle, from menarche to postmenopause," says Leena R Mittal, MD, director of the Reproductive Psychiatry Consultation Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
One group has reported that preconception counseling
increases folate use in 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).
In addition to preconception counseling
, women might consider genetic counseling before they get pregnant, says Ms.
Determination of the zygosity of the RhD-positive father can aid in the assessment of a couple's risk of carrying a RhD-positive offspring, particularly in the case of preconception counseling
of RhD-negative mothers immunized from a previous pregnancy.
Thus, preconception counseling
and good gynecological, maternal and child health care are required for effective family planning.
The unpredictable and potentially disabling nature of the disease makes careful counseling and judicious treatment critical..Ideally, preconception counseling
should be sought.
Most women with diabetes have received preconception counseling
about the risks of pregnancy with diabetes and the importance of glycemic control.