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Born in Peel: Examining Maternal and Infant Health

Arrow BulletPreconception Period and Pregnancy

Doctor visitImproving preconception health has a positive effect on perinatal health by encouraging people to prepare for pregnancy before conception occurs. This chapter focuses on folic acid supplementation, assisted human reproduction and early pregnancy, as well as factors that effect maternal and infant health, such as maternal risk behaviours (e.g., smoking during pregnancy), health-care access and prenatal education class attendance.

Preconception Period and Pregnancy (PDF 12 pages, 279KB)

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