Report 5/2015
Missed Periods: Scotland’s Opportunities for Better Pregnancies, Healthier Parents and Thriving Babies the First Time by Jonathan Sher

Missed Periods: Scotland’s Opportunities for Better Pregnancies, Healthier Parents and Thriving Babies the First Time

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Summary

'Missed Periods' and the ‘taster’ 'Prepared for Pregnancy?' are Scotland-specific reports based upon the most recent and reliable evidence. Hundreds of preconception-related articles, reports and websites on three continents were reviewed to create this Plain English introduction to a vast, complex and critically important field.

The literature was balanced with more than one hundred interviews and discussions with diverse professionals, practitioners, researchers and prospective/current parents across Scotland (as well as contact with key international experts). These two e-publications are intended to be catalysts for thought, discussion and action by opinion leaders, policymakers and organisations whose work affects the health, education and care of Scotland’s prospective mothers and fathers.

The reports give reference to the social determinants of health.