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Developing a reproductive life plan.
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PMID:  23181644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this article is 2-fold: to emphasize the importance of a reproductive life plan and to define its key elements. We review the 2006 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding ways to improve the delivery of preconception health care to women in the United States, with particular focus on encouraging individual reproductive responsibility throughout the life span and on encouraging every woman to develop a reproductive life plan. We propose recommendations for the content of a reproductive life plan and explore ways to incorporate the guidelines from the CDC into clinical practice. By encouraging women to consider their plans for childbearing before they become pregnant, clinicians have the opportunity to influence behavior before pregnancy, which may decrease the incidence of unintended pregnancies and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Julia A Files; Keith A Frey; Paru S David; Katherine S Hunt; Brie N Noble; Anita P Mayer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1542-2011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  468-74     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2011 by the American College of Nurse‐Midwives.
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