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This knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to and quality of preconception and prenatal care to improve perinatal health outcomes. This knowledge path can be used by health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers to learn more about preconception and pregnancy, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. A separate brief lists resources for families. This knowledge path has been developed by the MCH Library at Georgetown University and will be updated periodically. View Related MCH Library Resources for guides about childbirth, fertility and infertility, medications, nutrition during preconception and pregnancy, and more.

Resources for Professionals


Reports, Guides, and Other Resources

Data and Statistics Literature and Research Databases Programs Databases

News and Commentary

Resources for Families

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Preconception and Pregnancy: Knowledge Path, 3rd ed. (January 2012). (Updated: August 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Jeanne Anastasi, M.A., National SUID/SIDS Resource Center; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.