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...

Fertility wrapped in plastic!

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system (the hormones). These disruptors produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological,...

Sleep (while you can) for better fertility

Little research has been so far connecting rest and sleep with good preconception health. However, environmental circadian disruption (ECD) has...

Belgium: some health statistics

Belgium with its +/- 11 000 000 inhabitants and a life-expectancy of 83.7 yrs looks a very happy and healthy...

Not all women of childbearing age are healthy

Women should ideally be healthy and avoid any harmful activities and substances near the time of conception, but many women...

Why are we in need of Preconception Health Care in Austria?

Like everywhere else in Europe also in Austria childbearing is postponed to aged parents. 10 years ago, women were aged...

Couples are sleepwalking into infertility

Whose task is to wake them up? The trend towards delayed parenthood is on the rise. There is a lack...

H5P: a tool for the development of e-contents

In the myriad of tools for the development of e-contents that are available nowadays, is hard to find and choose...

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial