Saturday, June 10, 2006

Preconception Resources

The following resources address preconception care for women in general, as well as for those with pre-existing diabetes and hypertension. It does not address gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia, as those are "post-conception" problems. Also, see the previous post on HIV Before and During Pregnancy.

General Information:
Pre-pregnancy Healthcare - UCLA Healthcare
Preconception Care - CDC
Before You're Pregnant - March of Dimes
Your Pre-Pregnancy IQ - March of Dimes
Trying to Get Pregnant?: Before you Start Trying - National Women's Health Information Center
Care Before and During Pregnancy - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Folic Acid and Pregnancy - Nemours Foundation
Safe Motherhood: Promoting Health for Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy - CDC
Risk Factors Present Before Pregnancy - Merck Manual Home Edition
Preconception Checklist (PDF) - Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
Becoming a Parent booklet (PDF) - Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
Folic Acid (Easy to Read) - National Women's Health Information Center
Ovulation Calculator - National Women's Health Information Center
Pregnancy Pointers for Women with Psychiatric History - National Alliance on Mental Illness

Pregnancy with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes - Women's Health Matters
Pregnancy and Diabetes: Plan Your Pregnancy to Avoid Complications -
Diabetes & Pregnancy FAQs - CDC
(includes "What can happen to a woman with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who becomes pregnant?" "What can happen to the baby of a woman with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy?" and "How can a woman with diabetes who wants to get pregnant prevent problems to herself and her baby?")
Before Pregnancy - Type I Diabetes - American Diabetes Association
Complications: Having a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes - March of Dimes
Diabetes: Preconception Counseling - State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Preconception Risk Reduction: Diabetes in Pregnancy - March of Dimes

Pregnancy: When You Have High Blood Pressure -
Your Questions Answered: Medications and Getting Pregnant - American Heart Association
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: March of Dimes
How can Women with High Blood Pressure Prevent Problems During Pregnancy? - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Women and High Blood Pressure - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Management of Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy: an Evidence Report - Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
(this is pretty technical, but it is basically a set of questions and answers regarding the medical evidence for treatment of hypertension during pregnancy)
Pregnancy Complicated by Disease: Hypertension - the Merck Manual Home Edition
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