Preconception and Prenatal Care: Part of the Continuum

  title={Preconception and Prenatal Care: Part of the Continuum},
  author={T. Johnson and J. Niebyl},
  • T. Johnson, J. Niebyl
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Pregnancy and childbirth are major life events. Preconception and prenatal care are not only part of the pregnancy continuum that culminates in delivery, the postpartum period, and parenthood, but they should also be considered in the context of women’s health throughout the life span. This chapter reviews pertinent considerations for prenatal care using the broader definitions espoused by the U.S. Public Health Service and the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists. Specifically… CONTINUE READING
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