Effect of check ups every three years

A. M Tree
1990 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
the communities integrate. In the mean time it is clear that we should direct our attention towards ensuring that those women at increased risk of fetal malformations are offered preconceptual advice and, in the case of neural tube defects, perhaps periconceptual vitamin supplementation.' They should also be encouraged to book early for antenatal care so that the relevant screening tests are available to them should they wish. LYN CHITTY R M WINTER Kennedy Galton Centre, Northwick Park
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