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Preconception Care and Prenatal Care: Scientific Articles

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Featured Articles

The following featured articles include those from NICHD researchers or NICHD-supported researchers.

  • Berqgren, E. K., Mele, L., Landon, M. B., Spong, C. Y., Ramin, S. M., Casey, B., NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, et al. (2012). Perinatal outcomes in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women with mild gestational diabetes. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 120(5), 1099–1104. PMID: 23090528
  • Dipietro, J. A. (2012). Maternal stress in pregnancy: Considerations for fetal development. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(2 Suppl), S3–S8. PMID: 22794531
  • Frias, A. E., & Grove, K. L. (2012). Obesity: A transgenerational problem linked to nutrition during pregnancy. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 30(6), 472–478. PMID: 23074005
  • Paintner, A., Williams, A. D., & Burd, L. (2012). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders—implications for child neurology, part 1: Prenatal exposure and dosimetry. Journal of Child Neurology, 27(2), 258–263. PMID: 22351188
  • Stengel, M. R., Kraschnewski, J. L., Hwang, S. W., Kjerulff, K. H., & Chuang, C. H. (2012) "What my doctor didn't tell me": Examining health care provider advice to overweight and obese pregnant women on gestational weight gain and physical activity. Women’s Health Issues, 22(6), e535–e540. PMID: 23122213
  • Strutz, K. L., Richardson, L. J., & Hussey, J. M. (2012). Preconception health trajectories and birth weight in a national prospective cohort. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(6), 629–636. PMID: 23174475
  • Subramanian, S., Katz, K. S., Rodan, M., Gantz, M. G., El-Khorazaty, N. M., Johnson, A., et al. (2012). An integrated randomized intervention to reduce behavioral and psychosocial risks: Pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(3), 545–554. PMID: 21931956
  • Johnson, A. A., Wesley, B. D., El-Khorazaty, M. N., Utter, J. M., Bhaskar, B., Hatcher, B. J., et al. (2011). African American and Latino patient versus provider perceptions of determinants of prenatal care initiation. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15(Suppl 1), S27 –S34. PMID: 21842248
  • Kominiarek, M. A. (2011). Preparing for and managing a pregnancy after bariatric surgery. Seminars in Perinatology, 35(6), 356–361. PMID: 22108087
  • Koski, A. D., Stephenson, R., & Koenig, M. R. (2011). Physical violence by partner during pregnancy and use of prenatal care in rural India. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 29(3), 245–254. PMID: 21766560
  • Lum, K. J., Sundaram, R., & Buck Louis, G. M. (2011). Women’s lifestyle behaviors while trying to become pregnant: Evidence supporting preconception guidance. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 205, 203.e.1–7. PMID: 21658667
  • Moholdt, T. T., Salveson, K., Inqui, C. B., Vik, T., Oken, E., & Mǿrkved, S. (2011). Exercise Training in Pregnancy for obese women (ETIP): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12, 154. PMID: 21682869
  • Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network Writing Group. (2011). Association between stillbirth and risk factors known at pregnancy confirmation. JAMA, 306(22), 2469–2479. PMID: 22166606
  • Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network Writing Group. (2011). Causes of death among stillbirths. JAMA, 306(22), 2459–2468. PMID: 22166605
  • Roberts, J. M., Myatt, L., Spong, C. Y., Thom, E. A., Hauth, J. C., Leveno, K. J., et al.; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. (2010). Vitamins C and E to prevent complications of pregnancy-associated hypertension. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(14), 1282–1291. PMID: 20375405
  • Landon, M. B., Spong, C. Y., Thom, E., Carpenter, M. W., Ramin, S. M., Casey, B., et al.; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. (2009). A multicenter, randomized trial of treatment for mild gestational diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(14), 1339–1348. PMID: 19797280
  • Stubblefield, P. G., Coonrod, D. V., Reddy, U. M., Sayegh, R., Nicholson, W., Rychlik, D. F., & Jack, B.W. (2008). The clinical content of preconception care: Reproductive history. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 199(6 Suppl 2), S259–S265. PMID: 19081433
  • Meis, P. J., Klebanoff, M., Thom, E., Dombrowski, M. P., Sibai, B., Moawad, A. H., et al.; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. (2003, June 12). Prevention of recurrent preterm delivery by 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate. New England Journal of Medicine, 348(24), 2379–2385. Erratum in New England Journal of Medicine, 349(13), 1299. PMID: 12802023

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