The clinical content of preconception care: women with chronic medical conditions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article reviews the medical conditions that are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes for women and their offspring. We also present the degree to which specific preconception interventions and treatments can impact the effects of the condition on birth outcomes. Because avoiding, delaying, or achieving optimal timing of a pregnancy is often an important component of the preconception care of women with medical conditions, contraceptive considerations particular to the medical conditions are also presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dunlop, AL; Jack, BW; Bottalico, JN; Lu, MC; James, A; Shellhaas, CS; Hallstrom, LH-K; Solomon, BD; Feero, WG; Menard, MK; Prasad, MR

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 199 / 6 Suppl 2

Start / End Page

  • S310 - S327

PubMed ID

  • 19081425

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.08.031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States