Preconception health addresses mental health: pregnancy and anxiety

Preconception health and care programs tend to improve the outcome of pregnancy through promoting health. Health is a general term...

Pregnancy wish for women with a chronic medical condition? Prevent a risky pregnancy before pregnancy!

Start family planning before conception. This is the best way to avoid complications during pregnancy. As chronic medical conditions are...

Why does it feel like we are not allowed to speak facts?

I live in Finland, where I have come across an odd dilemma: For example, when I want to buy a...

Preconception health addresses mental health: depression and pregnancy

Preconception health programs tend to promote parental health to improve the outcome of the pregnancy. Improving the outcome of the...

Scratch: another tool for the development of e-contents

In a previous blog post we talked about H5P which is a tool that allows its users to create, share,...

The best swimmer will not win if the judge has her own rules

The most common disease among 22-44 year olds is infertility. According the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11) definition for...

The AURORA trial (bAriatric sUrgery Registration in women Of Reproductive Age)

The use of bariatric surgery has grown enormously in the last decade, especially in women of reproductive age. In this...

Follow the menstrual cycle as a health sign

Bleeding, cramping, mood swing, interfere with daily activities are some facts about how women mostly remember the menstrual cycle. The...

Slovenian midwifery and nursing students’ knowledge and attitudes regarding fertility

In a small study among Slovenian students of the 1st and 3rd grade of nursing and midwifery, we researched their...

Preconception health and care challenges in Finland

Finland has been the leading country in good quality maternity and child care for decades. Public health nurses and midwives...

Bariatric surgery and preconception?!

Globally there is a trend in an increase in weight and Body Mass Index (BMI). This trend is also manifesting...

SMOKING AND ALCOHOL AS MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS INFLUENCING FERTILITY

It is no scientific breakthrough and no new information that smoking and alcohol negatively affect our health. However most people...

Medications, steroids and preconception health

In recent years, there has been a growing concern regarding poor obstetric outcomes, poor knowledge of preconception health, and increased...

Sexual decisions and preconception health

Different life choices can affect our sexual health and potentially also our abilities to conceive, when we decide to have...

PreconNet model for preconception health and care based on the honeycomb

One of the most aesthetically pleasing sights in nature is the structure constructed by bees to build the basis of...

Fetal programming: how parents plan the life of their children

Parenting begins many years before getting pregnant. It is even rational to say that parenting is a chain across the...

Preconception Health and Our Grandchildren’s Future

”Life is the best time in a human being’s existence”, said the famous Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen once, but...

The effect of body mass index on fertility

Deviations of body mass index (BMI), such as overnutrition and obesity may influence the health of women and men in...

Under cover – The impact of vaccination as part of preconception care

Every day we come in contact with a variety of bacteria and viruses. Most of us do not affect us....

Think nutrition first!

Nutrition is a hot topic! The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO, 2015) is very determined about the link...

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