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Physician Toolkit - Overview

"Are you thinking about having a baby within the next 12 months?”

This is the key question healthcare providers (including physicians, nurses, community health workers, midwives, and other public health professionals) should be asking their patients in order to introduce the reproductive life plan and ensure optimal health by the time they conceive. The answer to this question will serve as a basis for how the provider may proceed in counseling the woman on risks and educating on the necessary vaccines.

  • This resource serves only as a prevention tactic that could be subject to change in the kinds of diseases and treatments that could affect pregnancy.

  • This resource is also a guide; healthcare providers should effectively tailor their approach to each woman’s specific needs within her reproductive life plan.


Page Updated: 8/7/2017