CE Credit

Preconception and Prenatal Health: Overview


Welcome to the training on Preconception and Prenatal Health: Overview provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE

Preconception and Prenatal Health consists of five modules. You are encouraged to enroll in the complete package of modules:

  1. Preconception and Prenatal Health: Overview
  2. Preconception and Prenatal Health: Managing Chronic Health Issues Before and During Pregnancy
  3. Preconception and Prenatal Health: Identifying and Intervening in High-Risk Behaviors
  4. Preconception and Prenatal Health: Cytomegalovirus
  5. Preconception and Prenatal Health: Promoting and Maintaining Women's Oral Health


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals to improve the preconception and prenatal health of women in Texas.

Target Audience

Primary care providers and other health professionals who treat adolescent and adult female patients who may become pregnant again or for the first time.

Note: For purposes of this module, the term "women" also includes adolescent girls of reproductive age.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Determine the most opportune timeframe in which providers can contribute to healthy pregnancy outcomes.
  2. Integrate preconception health care and counseling into preventive medical checkups.

Please note this module expires on 10/21/2018.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the Hepatitis B Foundation, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, March of Dimes, Mayo Clinic, Merck Manuals, National Library of Medicine, Preeclampsia Foundation, Texas Department of State Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, UptoDate, and WebMD.