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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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And it's not just women being targeted; preconception health can be just as important to men.
Strategies are needed for supplementing diet with required nutrients for women in preconception period.
Preconception planning can be emotionally challenging and financially daunting for many patients.
She is the executive director of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health, clinical associate professor in the UNC School of Social Work, co-founder and director of the Every Woman Southeast Coalition, and senior advisor to the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PCHHC).
Different articles showed that women's awareness on preconception folic acid supplementation is affected by sociodemographic characteristics (such as age, gender, educational status, ethnicity, income, and marital status) and women's reproductive history (history of pregnancy, history of family planning use, health condition, history of ANC visit, parity, and gravidity) [23-29].
This new distribution agreement represents the latest step towards GenePeeks' goal of making its next-generation preconception test available to families around the world.
Many individuals are not in good health at conception, (1) and ever-growing research suggests that preconception health affects reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health outcomes.
They compared the rates of major defects between births to nonsmoking mothers and those who smoked only during the 3-month preconception period and not in the first trimester; and in the preconception period plus throughout the first trimester.
Back in the 1980s I first wrote about the importance of preconception health.
This paper provides a comprehensive study of the Epicurean theory of preconception. It addresses what a preconception is, how our preconception of the gods can be called innata (innate), the role played by epibolai (active mental focusing), and how preconceptions play a semantic role different from that of sayables in Stoicism.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rhe regions of the brain responsible for preconception have been found by researchers who have decoded what scenes people picture in their minds.
The initiation of folic acid supplementation more than 8 weeks before conception was associated with an increased risk for spontaneous PTD compared to no folic acid supplementation preconception. There was no significant association with PTD when supplementation was initiated within eight weeks preconception.