This section of website will provide an opportunity for our southeastern states to stay informed about the emerging work of other states and programs. Stay tuned as this section grows. Have a practice or product you’d like to share with us? Great! Contact sarahv [at] med [dot] unc [dot] edu (Sarah Verbiest).
One good way to stay on top of this rapidly growing field is to subscribe to the national enewsletter on this topic. To join click on “get involved” then follow the link. To view past issues of this monthly newsletter click here.
Check out the Preconception Health website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for information and resources in English and here for Spanish. This site was developed in consultation with the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative. A new feature to the site is the National Preconception Resource Center which includes links to tools, brochures, and best practices from across the country.
As preconception health catches on as a concept, many states are doing very interesting work. The California Preconception Council has been particularly active. To learn more about their work click here. Utah has also been particularly active, just releasing its Power Your Life, Power Your Health website. Nebraska has just launched a very exciting website. The Tune My Life site is for young women and mixes popular music and health messages in a truly artful way – check it out! For more information about this project click here. The NEW Every Woman California website has excellent information for women and health care providers on preconception health care and resources in California.
Click here for a summary of available preconception screening and assessment tools. As part of a call for existing preconception tools and resources, a number of people sent in website addresses. We are sharing information about these links below FYI. Please note that by posting the links here we are not endorsing the content on the site.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a brand new preconception / pregnancy website. Click here to check it out.
- Maternal and Child Health Library - Knowledge Path: Preconception and Pregnancy.
- Discovery Health has a section on Preconception.
- Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care has information about preconception health for consumers and for health care providers.
- The Baby Center has some resources for families who are thinking about / trying to conceive.
- Family Doctor - Pregnancy Things to Think About Before You're Pregnant.
- The government's Women's Health website has a host of information about preconception.
- A site focused on Infertility has alot of information about preconception health and getting pregnant.
- The March of Dimes has a wealth of information on preconception health for consumers and providers.
- Conceive magazine has alot of resources for families who are planning a pregnancy.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources on preconception health.
Check out the Show Your Love Campaign materials and resources!
Read the MMWR Surveillance Summary on Preconception and Interconception Health of Women Who Recently Gave Birth to Live-Born Infants. To view the report, please click here. Click here to read a Porter Novelli Styles 2006 Audience Profile of Preconception Women.