Chapter

Pre-conception care

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199584673.003.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Pre-conception care

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Taking a menstrual history 16

Nutrition 18

Lifestyle 20

Medical conditions 21

A menstrual history is usually undertaken as part of the initial booking interview, ensuring privacy for the discussion.

Allow sufficient time for discussion.

Find out whether the woman has been keeping a recent diary record of her menstrual pattern or knows her normal menstrual cycle—the number of days between the first day of one menstrual period and the next....

Chapter.  2069 words. 

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics

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