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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 antenatal care contact schedules

WHO recommendation on caffeine intake during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on zinc supplementation during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on vitamin B6 supplementation during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on high-protein supplements during pregnancy

General antenatal care

WHO recommendation on woman-held case notes during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on group antenatal care

WHO recommendation on facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women`s groups during pregnancy

Nutrition during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on vitamin B6 supplementation during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on high-protein supplements during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation