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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 interventions targeted at women for the reduction of unnecessary caesarean sections

WHO recommendation on antenatal care contact schedules

WHO recommendation on caffeine intake during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on high-protein supplements during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation

WHO recommendation on intermittent oral iron and folic acid supplementation

General antenatal care

WHO recommendation on community mobilization and antenatal home visits

WHO recommendation on interventions for the relief of nausea during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on task shifting components of antenatal care delivery

Nutrition during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on high-protein supplements during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation

WHO recommendation on intermittent oral iron and folic acid supplementation