COUNSELLING A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS BEFORE PREGNANCY

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Gal Neuman

Keywords

Preconception counselling, risk assessment, maternal education, folic acid supplementation, diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia, seizure disorder, drug exposure

Abstract

As the reproductive age of women increases, women of reproductive age are exposed to more diseases and medications that are potentially related to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The approach to primary prevention of such outcomes is discussed. By minimizing the risks related to the diseases and the medications before conception, the best control of the medical condition and optimized pharmacotherapy is achieved when conception eventually occurs.

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