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Articles  |   February 2001
Preconception care: "VITAL MOM"--a guide for the primary care provider
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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Articles   |   February 2001
Preconception care: "VITAL MOM"--a guide for the primary care provider
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 1S-9S. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 1S-9S. doi:
Abstract

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.