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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.

WHO Recommendation on the use of ultrasound before 24 weeks gestation

WHO Recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women

WHO Recommendation on intermittent oral iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women

Nutrition during pregnancy

WHO Recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women

WHO Recommendation on intermittent oral iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women

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