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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.

Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus based on different risk profiles and settings for improving maternal and infant health

A glass of water and capsules

Micronutrient supplementation in pregnant women with HIV infection

A HIV positive woman prepares to take her ARV medicine, Uganda.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treating HIV infection in ART-eligible pregnant women

Anaemia during pregnancy

A maternal and child health aide explains to a young pregnant woman the dosage schedule for her iron supplements

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

A health worker instructs a pregnant pregnant on how to take iron and folic acid supplements

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

Hands of a pregnant woman and a health worker show iron pills provided in an integrated health centre, Niger.

Treatments for iron-deficiency anaemia in pregnancy

Hypertension during pregnancy

A pregnant woman in Bangladesh receives a check-up.

Antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy

Nurse checking the blood pressure of a woman after she delivered here baby.

Anticonvulsant therapy for eclampsia

Close up of pregnant woman's belly.

Corticosteroids for HELLP (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets) syndrome in pregnancy