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More Information and References for Preconception Health and Health Care

References and Community Resources

References 1. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care--United States. MMWR. April 21, 2006 / 55(RR06);1-23 2. Kramer, M.S., Energy/protein restriction for high weight-for-height or weight gain during pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2000. 2 (CD 000080.). 3. M.M. Werler, S.Shapiro, A.A. Mitchell, Periconceptional folic acid exposure and risk of occurrent neural tube defects. JAMA, 1993. 269: p. 1257-61. 4. A.E. Czeizel, I.Dudas, Prevention of the first occurrence of neural-tube defects by periconceptional vitamin supplementation. N Engl J Med, 1992. 327: p. 1832-35. 5. R.L. Andres, M.C.Day, Perinatal complications associated with maternal tobacco use. Semin Neonatol, 2000. 5: p. 231-41. 6. S.S. McElvy, M.Miodovnik, B. Rosenn, et al, A focused preconceptional and early pregnancy program in women with type 1 diabetes reduces perinatal mortality and malformation rates to general population levels. J Matern Fetal Med, 2000. 9: p. 14-20.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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