Articles and Documents
The following is a list of preconception-related publications. These publications are only a few of the scientific and technical materials available. You can search a comprehensive database at the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
From Concept to Practice: Reflections on the Preconception Health Agenda
Journal of Women’s Health; March 2010;19(3):561-7.
Preconception Health and Health Care: The Clinical Content of Preconception Care
Edited by Jack B, Atrash H.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; December 2008; Vol 199, No. 6, p. S257-S396-Supplement B.
Policy and Financing Issues for Preconception and Interconception Health
Women's Health Issues; Volume 18, Issue 6, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S126 (November-December 2008).
Preconception and Interconception Health Status of Women Who Recently Gave Birth to a Live-Born Infant --- Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), United States, 26 Reporting Areas, 2004
D’Angelo D, Williams L, Morrow B, et al.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; December 14, 2007; 56(SS10);1-35.
National Recommendations for Preconception Care: The Essential Role of the Family Physician
Dunlop AL, Jack B, Frey K.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine; January-February 2007; 20(1):81-4.
Preconception Care: Science, Practice, Challenges and Opportunities
Maternal and Child Health Journal: Special Issue on Preconception Care; Volume 10, Supplement 1, September 2006.
Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care --- United States
Johnson K, Posner S, Biermann J, et al.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; April 21, 2006; 55(RR06); 1-23.
Committee Opinion: The Importance of Preconception Care in the Continuum of Women's Health Care
Committee on Gynecologic Practice
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; September 2005; 106(3):665-6.
Action Plan for the National Initiative on Preconception Health and Health Care
The document highlights the historical background of the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative, as well as objectives, strategies, and action steps developed by the five workgroups of the initiative to help advance preconception health and health care
Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care Summary
This document provides a summary of the recommendations, including goals, vision, and definition of preconception care.
Proceedings of the Preconception Health and Health Care Clinical, Public Health, and Consumer Workgroup Meetings
A meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Panel on Preconception Care was held on June 22 and 23, 2005, in conjunction with the first National Summit on Preconception Care. The Select Panel developed the Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care, published in April 2006 in the Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report Recommendations and Reports. In June 2006, three workgroups of clinical, public health, and consumer experts were convened to discuss how to translate the recommendations into action. The following proceedings summarize the strategies that emerged from this meeting.