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Preconception care and fertility

Preconception care and fertility
Preconception care and fertility
Preconceptional health has been shown to be an important determinant of fertility, fecundity and perinatal outcomes. In recent years the impact of periconceptional factors on developmental programming, and the health of the resultant child have become increasingly clear. Since fertility specialists care for couples during this critical phase, they have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the couple to optimise preconceptional health and thus fertility and pregnancy outcomes. In this review article, the current evidence available for the importance of preconceptional health care is considered, specific lifestyle and dietary interventions are described and the care of the medically complicated patient prior to fertility treatment is discussed. Finally strategies for overcoming challenges in implementing preconceptional care into the fertility clinic are addressed.
0026-4784
253-269
Kermack, A.J.
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Macklon, N.S.
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Kermack, A.J.
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Kermack, A.J. and Macklon, N.S. (2013) Preconception care and fertility. Minerva Ginecologica, 65 (3), 253-269. (PMID:23689168)

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Abstract

Preconceptional health has been shown to be an important determinant of fertility, fecundity and perinatal outcomes. In recent years the impact of periconceptional factors on developmental programming, and the health of the resultant child have become increasingly clear. Since fertility specialists care for couples during this critical phase, they have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the couple to optimise preconceptional health and thus fertility and pregnancy outcomes. In this review article, the current evidence available for the importance of preconceptional health care is considered, specific lifestyle and dietary interventions are described and the care of the medically complicated patient prior to fertility treatment is discussed. Finally strategies for overcoming challenges in implementing preconceptional care into the fertility clinic are addressed.

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Published date: June 2013
Organisations: Human Development & Health

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Local EPrints ID: 359617
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359617
ISSN: 0026-4784
PURE UUID: a8fef854-c159-4357-870d-b9086dd1e105
ORCID for A.J. Kermack: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9176-9426

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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2013 12:57
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 03:39

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Author: A.J. Kermack ORCID iD
Author: N.S. Macklon

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