Emerging Preconception Health Issues
- Zika Virus Preconception Counseling for Women and Men (CDC), found HERE.
- You Decide: Making Informed Health Choices about Hormonal Contraception Tool Kit (Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, Inc. and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals), found HERE.
- Medical Eligibility for Initiating Contraception: Absolute and Relative Contraindications (The Reproductive Health Access Project), chart found HERE.
- The You Decide: Making Informed Health Choices about Hormonal Contraception Tool Kit is designed to help health care providers better understand and speak to the risks and benefits of hormonal contraception. This tool kit is part of a comprehensive educational program created by Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA) and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). The kit can be downloaded at no cost from here, and includes: 1) Self-Administered Patient History Form and Sample Physical Exam Form; 2) Contraceptive Efficacy Tools; 3) Patient Risk Comparison Tools; 4) Six-Step Plan: Responding to Announcements of Adverse Medical Events; 5) Additional Resources; and 6) Glossary of Risk Terms and bibliography for additional reading.
Reports on Preconception
- Preconception Care to Reduce Maternal and Childhood Mortality and Morbidity Report (WHO), found HERE.
- Preconception Care: Maximizing the Gains for Maternal and Child Health, found HERE.
- Report on Preconception Clinical Screening Tools and Interventions, found HERE.
- Recommendations for the Routine Care of All Women of Reproductive Age, found HERE.
- Preconception Health Recommendations for Young Adults with Disabilities: A Final Report from an Action Learning Collaborative (Oregon Health Authority)
- Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, 2012, “Care Before and Between Pregnancy”. To read chapter, click here. Born Too Soon was authored by a broad group of 45 international multi-disciplinary experts, edited by the March of Dimes and published by the World Health Organization. More than 50 organizations have endorsed the report. The full publication can be accessed here.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Report on Nationwide Initiatives on Preconception Health (2012) click here.
- CDC: Executive Summary. Treating for Two: Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy Expert Meeting. Developing a systematic approach to safer medication use during pregnancy.
Curriculum & Toolkits on Preconception Related Topics
- The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit (Rutgers Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center in partnership with ACOG ), found HERE.
- The California Interconception Care Project (ACOG, District IX and funded by March of Dimes, California Chapter), found HERE.
- Model Interconception Care Plans for women who had poor pregnancy outcomes developed by Merry-K Moos, FNP, MPH, RN, FAAN, found here. The plans vary by the type of poor pregnancy outcome the woman experienced and include assessments and interconception objectives.
- Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit (ACOG, in collaboration with CDC), found HERE.
- Smiles for Life: Women’s Oral Health Curriculum, found HERE.
- Dietary Guidelines for America (DGA), a joint effort of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are available. Updated every 5 years, the guidelines direct public health education, clinical recommendations and federal nutrition policies. One of the most significant highlights in the DGAC Report is the greater emphasis on addressing the overweight and obesity epidemic in the United States. The latest guidelines can be accessed at here.
- Obesity Screening and Assessing Patient Readiness for Weight Loss (ACOG), ACOG’s Wellness Work Group on Obesity explores common pitfalls in obesity screening and examines strategies for working with patients on weight loss. Access the toolkit here.