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Preconception care offers both men and women the opportunity to maximise their wellbeing before pregnancy. Although mainly focused on optimising good nutrition, pre-pregnancy care also includes counselling and the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions.

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Preconception care offers both men and women the opportunity to maximise their wellbeing before pregnancy. Although mainly focused on optimising good nutrition, pre-pregnancy care also includes counselling and the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions, giving couples the opportunity to optimise pregnancy outcomes. Improving wellbeing before conception has the potential to offer a significant return in terms of avoiding problems during pregnancy. However, many women don’t even realise they are pregnant until the fifth week of pregnancy when many essential fetal developments are already taking place.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Bryony Cornes
24 Sep 2020
Good, concise article.
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Heather Mattner
04 Oct 2020
Interesting article.
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Adele kilner
29 Sep 2021
Great article.
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Charlotte Pace
23 Sep 2020
This article cleat shows the research for the benefits of preconception planning and the lack of services which currently do so. It states that more needs to be done to make preconception care part of primary care and to find innovative ways of informing women before they plan a pregnancy to promote optimum wellbeing
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Glory Butler
22 Sep 2020
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