A preconception care program for women in a college setting.

  title={A preconception care program for women in a college setting.},
  author={Gail Holland Wade and Judy Herrman and Lisa McBeth-Snyder},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={164-70; quiz 170-2}
Preconception healthcare is a way to enhance positive pregnancy outcomes by encouraging women to engage in healthy lifestyles before they become pregnant. Because approximately 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, fetal development may be affected before a woman receives prenatal care. Young women are especially vulnerable to poor outcomes due to risky behaviors. Education about preconception health is not common practice. This article describes a peer education preconception health program for… CONTINUE READING
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