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Pregnancy planning in Sweden - a pilot study among 270 women attending antenatal clinics.
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PMID:  21306316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective. Health status and lifestyle before and at the time of conception could affect the health of both mother and child, but there is a lack of knowledge about the degree to which pregnancies are planned. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether and how women plan their pregnancies. Material and methods. The main outcome measures were use of timetables, ovulation tests and lifestyle changes. Women (n= 322) visiting four antenatal clinics were asked to fill out a questionnaire (participation rate = 83.9%, n= 270). Results. Three of four pregnancies (n= 202) were very or rather well planned, whereas 4.4% (n= 12) were totally unplanned. During the planning period, 37.1% (n= 100) made up a timetable for getting pregnant, 23% (n= 62) used ovulation tests, 20.7% (n= 56) took folic acid and 10.4% (n= 28) changed alcohol consumption. Conclusion. Although a majority of these women had planned pregnancies, only one in five had taken folic acid during the planning period.
Authors:
Tanja Tydén; Jenny Stern; Margaretha Nydahl; Anna Berglund; Margareta Larsson; Andreas Rosenblad; Clara Aarts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2011 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Public Health and Caring Sciences Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Central Hospital, Västerås, Sweden.
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