Guidance

Preconception care: making the case

Information, intelligence and tools with evidence-based approaches for how this can be embedded.

Documents

Making the case for preconception care

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Health of women before and during pregnancy: health behaviours, risk factors and inequalities

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Health of women before and during pregnancy: demographic and risk factor investigation tool

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These resources can help in planning and preparation for pregnancy, to improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

Making the case for preconception care

A report for Local Maternity Systems and their wider systems partners. It covers:

  • the impact of preconception health
  • ways to improve birth outcomes
  • ways to reduce inequalities through embedding preconception care

An infographic summary document is included.

Health of women before and during pregnancy toolkit

A national report on risk factors and inequalities. It can be used at a local level to identify variation in women’s health, before and in the early stages of a pregnancy.

A preconception animation that shows:

  • how to provide preconception care with a person-centered approach
  • how to identify opportunities for intervention
  • key messages to communicate
Published 19 July 2018
Last updated 25 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated contents page of 'Preconception care: making the case report'.
  2. First published.