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"Good preconception health is important for increasing your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy."
Igentify (Haifa, Israel) and Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) to develop Genomic Data Interpretation & Reporting Software Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based Expanded Preconception Carrier Screening Test.
Most of the women enter pregnancy without having any knowledge of healthy preconception practices e.g.
Biomarkers for all preconception patients include body composition, CBC, lipid panel, glucose, hemoglobin A1C (HgA1C), homocysteine, vitamin D, TSH, C-reactive protein (CRP) and the liver enzymes ALT, AST and GGT Additional markers may be indicated for specific health concerns or when nutritional deficiencies are suspected.
"Although this study does not definitely prove that stress causes infertility, it does provide evidence supporting the integration of mental health care in preconception guidance and care," Wesselink said in a statement.
At the level of preconception and perinatal care in Nigeria, pregnancy, its complications and childbirth are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age,' he declared.
"By better understanding which parental preconception behaviors impact future generations, we can do more to prevent their perpetuation," said Pak.
This forum aims to increase provider awareness about the importance of preconception health care to help prevent infant mortality and improve maternal child health, encouraging providers to view every patient's encounter as an opportunity to discuss preconception health and assess and modify risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes.
'Preconception is a previously unrecognized critical window for intervention such as lifestyle changes that can help prevent later heart disease and may also improve reproductive health,' Schisterman said.
Articles done in different areas revealed that women's knowledge on the role of folic acid in preventing NTDs as well as the utilization of preconception folic acid is very low [18-20].
'Our advice would be to put preconceptions on the security situation in Pakistan to one side, and conduct some independent research.
* Pregnant women with thyroid cancer operated in the past should target their preconception TSH goal (usually <0.1mU/l).