Evidence-based preconceptional lifestyle interventions.

  title={Evidence-based preconceptional lifestyle interventions.},
  author={Sevilay Temel and Sabine F van Voorst and Brian W. Jack and Semiha Denktas and Eric A. P. Steegers},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
Although the evidence for the associations between preconceptional risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes is extensive, the effectiveness of preconceptional interventions to reduce risk factors and to improve pregnancy outcomes remains partly unclear. The objective of this review is to summarize the available effectiveness of lifestyle interventions prior to pregnancy for women in terms of behavior change and pregnancy outcome. A predefined search strategy was applied in electronic… CONTINUE READING