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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Medical problems during pregnancy

Hypertension 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.
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

A pregnant woman in Bangladesh receives a check-up.

Antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy

WHO recommendation on magnesium sulfate as the first line anticonvulsant in women with eclampsia

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

Anticonvulsant therapy for eclampsia