Preconception Care

  • Brian W. Jack
  • Larry Culpepper


Family physicians have practiced risk reduction in preparation for pregnancy for many years as part of such activities as premarital counseling, family planning, and genetic counseling. In recent years there is a growing realization that poor obstetric outcomes can be prevented by more comprehensively assessing and modifying medical, psychosocial, and behavioral risk before pregnancy. This concept, called preconception care, can help parents make decisions regarding the timing of conception and can improve their readiness for pregnancy.1


Prenatal Care Family Physician Bacterial Vaginosis Spina Bifida Neural Tube Defect 
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  • Larry Culpepper

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