Resources and materials for your patients before pregnancy.
Preconception health is the health status of women, men and couples during preconception periods.
Preconception care for women can improve a woman’s health and the health of her future children.
Preconception care for men offers an opportunity for disease prevention and health promotion.
A Reproductive Life Plan is a set of personal goals about having (or not having) children, including action steps around how to achieve those goals. Colorado completed an evaluation of a tool developed to help women identify those goals.
The data briefs below discuss the health status of women in Colorado prior to pregnancy.
Health Watch 78 - How Healthy Are Colorado Women of Reproductive Age? An Evaluation of Preconception Risk and Protective Factors, February 2011.
Health Watch 75 - Smoking Before, During and After Pregnancy: Colorado Trends, May 2010.
Health Watch 69 - The Association of Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes, February 2009.
A variety of initiatives to address the health status of women and men before a pregnancy are occurring around the U.S. The reports below summarize information collected on some of those initiatives through interviews conducted with other states in 2011.
Preconception Health Training
Guideline for Preconception and Interconception Care - Webinar aired January 2011.
How Healthy Are CO Women of Reproductive Age? - Webinar aired March 2011.