Preconception Care
Maximising the gains for maternal and child health

Women everywhere should keep their health as the first priority, regardless of whether they are planning to have a baby in the near future or not. Studies reveal that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Therefore, preconception health is critical to ensure a healthy full-term pregnancy for both the mother and the baby.

Areas addressed by the preconception care package

Nutritional Conditions

Women of child-bearing age should work towards maintaining an optimum nutritional status to minimise the health risks to both the mother and the baby. Screening for anaemia and diabetes and supplementing iron and folic acid can alleviate the risks associated...

Tobacco Use (including Shisha and E-cigarettes)

Women and girls will be screened using the “5 As” (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange) to check for tobacco use. The health practitioner will then advise about the benefits of quitting the habit of smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy and intensive...

Genetic Conditions

A thorough understanding of the family history is needed to identify the risk factors for genetic conditions. Family planning, along with genetic counselling and carrier screening and testing can help in taking the appropriate treatment for genetic conditions,

Environmental Health

Women of childbearing age need to protect themselves from unnecessary radiation exposure in occupational, environmental and medical settings. Pesticide use around the house has to be stopped or replaced with alternatives. Women need to keep away from lead exposure. Women...

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Prenatal Screening

Prenatal testing is available to check the health of your baby. It is your choice if you decide to have these tests and you should discuss your options with your doctor or genetic counsellor.

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