Role of Midwife in Preconception Care

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Kanjana Srisawad


Preconception care in pregnancy is care for the health of reproductive women and their spouses in
order to be healthy in both physiologically and psychologically. Preconception care in pregnancy should take
place from less three months to one year. Reproductive women and their spouses should receive marriage
and health care guidance, check their health and plan before marriage and having a baby, use the appropriate
birth control, reduce unplanned pregnancy, complications in pregnancy and childbirth period and congenital
anomalies of infants. Midwives have vital roles in providing care for reproductive women and their spouses to
ensure they are healthy both physiologically and psychologically before pregnancy until delivery. In addition,
they should give guidance related to preparing before pregnancy for both reproductive women and their
spouses. They should also provide consultation related to clinical advice along with health care providers
about preconception care and collaborate with the health care team in order to plan for caring for reproductive
women and their spouse. Furthermore, they should apply evidence-based practice on preconception care and
guide them to plan for preconception care, reduce and prevent complications in pregnancy and promote the
quality of pregnancy and the health of infants


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Srisawad, K. (2017). Role of Midwife in Preconception Care. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 37(4), 157–165. Retrieved from