This study aimed to explore relationships between preconception lifestyle and psychological factors and prospectively assessed short- (currently trying to conceive) and long-term (future parenthood aspirations) pregnancy intentions. It appears that women are not changing their behaviours when they form a decision to try to conceive. Interventions are needed that address women's preconception needs, to optimise lifestyle and improve health outcomes for women and their families.
Publication: International journal of environmental research and public health Volume 16
Date: December 2019
Authors: Hill B; Ling M; Mishra G; Moran L.J; Teede H.J; Bruce L; Skouteris H