Pre-conception / Inter-conception Care
Training Curriculum 2
Inter-conceptional care, is provided to women of reproductive age between pregnancies. Essentially, it may be describes as pre-conception care delivered after pregnancy. This care addresses specific risk factors that may have contributed to previous poor pregnancy outcome. Additionally, it ensures that conditions and behaviors which may pose maternal and infant risks are identified and managed.
The goal of Inter-conception care is the same as Pre-conception care
To provide additional intensive interventions to women who have had a previous pregnancy that ended in an adverse outcome (i.e. infant death, fetal loss, birth defects, low birth-weight, or pre-term births).
Increase awareness of the importance of pregnancy spacing
Provide health and education instructions that advise a waiting period of at least one year after the last pregnancy, or three months following a miscarriage.
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