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Deferred pregnancies, better quality of life for persons with chronic medical disorders, and better understanding of inherited diseases contribute to the timeliness of a discussion on pregnancy planning. Primary care providers and obstetricians need comprehensive resources detailing the impact of various conditions on the outcome of pregnancy and the impact of pregnancy on underlying medical conditions. This book aims to fill that need.
The three sections cover general considerations that influence reproductive decisions and outcome of pregnancy, preconception and early postconception genetic counseling, and counseling for women with medical problems. The boundaries between sections are indistinct and in some cases
Medical Counseling before Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:851. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-10-851_2
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