ERIC Number: EJ1137624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
A Paradigm Shift in Preconception and Interconception Care: Using Every Encounter to Improve Birth Outcomes
Frayne, Daniel J.
ZERO TO THREE, v37 n4 p4-12 Mar 2017
As U.S. infant mortality remains relatively unchanged and maternal mortality is rising, it is increasingly clear that service providers need to address many of the modifiable risks that determine birth outcomes prior to pregnancy. Health professionals have promoted preconception care for decades as a way to improve women's and infant's health. Yet few women receive this type of care. Strategies to identify and reduce maternal preconception health risks will require system-level changes and a paradigm shift toward assessing pregnancy desires and risks at every encounter and in every setting possible. The author presents current strategies and opportunities for advancing preconception wellness.
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Health Promotion, Child Health, Access to Health Care, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Wellness, Death, At Risk Persons, Risk Management, Nutrition, Family Planning, Substance Abuse, Hazardous Materials, Heredity, Males, Perinatal Influences, Environmental Influences, Intervention, Safety, Public Health
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