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June 14, 2022
194: Preconception Care Improves Women's Health and Families with Dr. John McHugh

If you've never heard of preconception health, this episode will enlighten you! Dr. John McHugh outlines why diet, exercise, and finding support can help women improve their physical and emotional health and have a better pre...


If you've never heard of preconception health, this episode will enlighten you! Dr. John McHugh outlines why diet, exercise, and finding support can help women improve their physical and emotional health and have a better pregnancy experience. Keep listening to discover more about women's health!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Preconception care: What it is, its challenges and how will it benefit women
  • Tips to optimize women's health for a healthy pregnancy
  • Why it is important to screen women for anxiety and depression?
  • Psychological impact and social support for pregnant women
  • What are teratogens and why women planning to conceive should be concerned?
  • Pregnant women's top lifestyle modification recommendations

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About Dr. John McHugh

Dr. John Paul McHugh is an OBGYN who has been in practice for many years. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the co-chair of the Women’s Health Interest Group for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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