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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Antenatal care

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.
A health worker examines a pregnant woman, Cuba.

Traditional birth attendant (TBA) training for improving health behaviours and pregnancy outcomes

An expectant mother in Mongolia, receives an ultrasound exam at a regional centre for diagnostic and medical treatment.

Specialized antenatal care clinics for women with a pregnancy at high risk of preterm birth (excluding multiple pregnancy) to improve maternal and infant outcomes

Pregnant woman in Bangladesh at an antenatal care visit.

Alternative packages of antenatal care for low-risk pregnant women

Nutrition during pregnancy

A maternal health aide explains to a pregnant adolescent the dosage schedule for her supplements.

Calcium supplementation during pregnancy for preventing hypertensive disorders and related problems

A glass of water and capsules

Micronutrient supplementation in pregnant women with HIV infection

Mother holding premature baby at hospital, Colombia.

Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants