Preconception and Interconception Care



  • 50% of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned.*
  • Most fetal organs and placental vessels are developing before the first prenatal visit.
  • To be effective, many interventions to prevent birth defects or adverse outcomes must happen before early pregnancy.

* Finer 2006, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

This page offers links to the Preconception and Interconception Care Guideline and supporting material. These materials are intended for the screening of all women of childbearing age and to assist in the assessment of specific health conditions and contraception choices. Dates indicate when HealthTeamWorks posted the material or link.




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 Related Guidelines

Prevention Contraception FASD Supplement (SBIRT)
Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure