Preconception Counseling

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Implement a method for preconception screening of reproductive-age patients into regular routine visits.
2. Educate patients desiring pregnancy, including heterosexual couples as well as those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender,  on the general recommendations to promote healthy pregnancy including nutrition (folic acid intake, healthy weight and activity), smoking cessation, avoidance of alcohol and illicit drugs, STI prevention, environmental exposures, immunizations, etc.  
3. Counsel pregnant and postpartum patients on interconception health care needs including needed immunizations, new and ongoing risk factors for future pregnancies, and contraception options to prevent unintended pregnancy. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
Parent activity set: 

Elissa J. Palmer, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Professor and Chair, Director Reproductive Services, Director Rural Track Residency, Department of Family Medicine, Las Vegas School of Medicine, 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
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