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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Medical problems during pregnancy

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 antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria

WHO recommendation on antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections

WHO recommendation on the method for diagnosing asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy

WHO recommendation on the diagnosis of gestational diabetes in pregnancy

WHO recommendation on human deficiency virus and syphilis testing in pregnancy

Anaemia during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation

WHO recommendation on intermittent oral iron and folic acid supplementation

WHO recommendation on the method for diagnosing anaemia in pregnancy

Hypertension during pregnancy

Magnesium Sulfate preparation for intravenous administration

WHO recommendation on magnesium sulfate regimen to prevent and treat eclampsia

Close Up of woman pouring vitamin pills into her hand.

WHO recommendation regarding Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy

Vitamins tablets

WHO recommendation against vitamin C or vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia