PS Konchak. Preconception care: "VITAL MOM"--a guide for the primary care provider. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2001;101(2_suppl):1S–9S. doi: .
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Preconception care is an important aspect of pregnancy-related care. Unfortunately, it is often ignored or minimized by both the patient and the provider. This article provides a framework for preconception care by offering the mnemonic "VITAL MOM." It is hoped that this offering will assist the clinician in optimizing pregnancy outcome.
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