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preconception

(prē″kŏn-sep′shŏn)
1. Occurring before fertilization of an ovum, as in genetic counseling.
2. An idea or a belief held before analysis or investigation.
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For inclusion in the review, studies were required to fulfill the following criteria: a) reported original data on the effectiveness of preconception health interventions aimed at improving reproductive, maternal, or child health outcomes; b) used an interventional study design (e.
GenePeeks' preconception screening technology uniquely integrates simulated DNA information from two genetic participants to predict the future genome of a child prior to conception.
Dr Jonathan Sher wrote in a report for Scotland's largest health board that drug and alcohol abusers should also be given preconception care to help deliver healthy babies to parents who were well prepared to look after them.
Using virtual three-dimensional mazes together with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers investigated whether a person's preconceptions could be represented in brain activity.
t Preconception Health Test is as accurate as a doctor's test and is clinically proven to be effective.
A high proportion of respondents reported suboptimal preconception health indicators.
Frequency of multivitamin use was categorised as partial use (1-3 weeks out of 6 possible weeks) or regular use (4-6 weeks out of 6 possible weeks) for the preconception and postconception periods.
RESULTS: A substantial reduction in birth weight (grams) was observed for women in the highest versus the lowest tertile of preconception antiestrogenic PCB concentration ([beta] = -429.
Chapters on preconception and perinatal development explore interventions to prevent low birth weight, birth defects, and pediatric HIV.
Carrying on the preconception theme the TORRE SCALZA MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2006 (Marks & Spencer, pounds 7.
The 10 recommendations for improvement of preconception health care were published in the April 21 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Recommendations and Reports.