Topic: Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Interconception Care Toolkit

The Interconception Care Toolkit modules are designed to enhance users’ knowledge of interconception health related subjects. There are links to internet resources throughout the Modules to help you learn the content. There are questions and scenarios in each Module which will help you use the information you are learning. At the end of each of the Modules, you will be able to quiz yourselves on what you have learned.

Module 1: The Birds, The Bees, The Plan
Part 1 – Helping Your Clients Plan Their Futures and Their Families
Part 2 – Grasping the Basics of Reproduction
Part 3 – Considering If and When to Become Pregnant Again
Part 4 – From Plan to Action: Finding and Using the Right Contraception

Module 2: Weighty Matters: Understanding and Addressing Postpartum Weight Retention in the Interconception Period

Module 3: Chronic Diseases

Module 4: Poor Perinatal Outcomes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of Module 1 (Parts 1-4) you should be able to:

  1. Describe and address some of the common myths about reproduction and reproductive health
  2. Educate your clients about these myths to decrease risky behaviors
  3. Explain basic sexual anatomy and physiology for males and females
  4. Describe the main differences in how three types of contraception work
  5. Use this information to help your clients understand basic reproduction and that methods used to prevent unintended pregnancies may be different than those to prevent STI transmission
  6. Discuss the risks of unintended pregnancies and short interpregnancy intervals (IPI)
  7. Help your clients consider a reproductive life plan
  8. Discuss reproductive coercion and how it impacts reproductive decision making
  9. Navigate the website
  10. Explain key characteristics of the main types of contraception to your clients
  11. Understand and explain failure rates to clients
  12. Help women/couples choose an appropriate contraceptive method for their reproductive plan and their personal characteristics

By the end of Module 2 you should be able to:

  1. Describe recommended and excess maternal weight gains in pregnancy
  2. Define postpartum weight retention
  3. Identify strategies for discussing and addressing postpartum weight retention with interconception women
  4. Provide evidence-based weight loss/maintenance strategies and resources to your clients

By the end of Module 3 (Parts 1-2) you should be able to:

  1. Explain the differences between chronic diseases that predate a pregnancy and pregnancy conditions that may lead to chronic diseases in the future
  2. Discuss why both are important for a woman’s life course and the health of any future pregnancies
  3. Discuss why the interconception period is an important time to address chronic diseases
  4. Support self-management strategies to interrupt the progression of preexisting and developing chronic diseases

By the end of Module 4 you should be able to:

  1. Discuss major causes of poor pregnancy outcomes and who they are most likely to affect
  2. Discuss some of the common psychological and social impacts of poor pregnancy outcomes for women, partners, and other children
  3. Recognize normal and abnormal stages of grief
  4. Provide basic interconception guidance to women who have experienced one or more of several poor pregnancy outcomes

National Healthy Start Association

Chronic Disease
EBP Implementation
Healthy Weight
Home Visiting
Life Course Model
Parenting Education
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning
STDs including HIV

Birth Spacing
Perinatal Depression Follow Up
Perinatal Depression Screening
Postpartum Visit
Reproductive Life Plan
Well Woman Visits

Module 3 – Data-Driven Quality Improvement

This e-learning module is the third in a five-part quality improvement curriculum to build the capacity of Title X grantees to fulfill the QFP recommendation for family planning entities to “conduct quality improvement.”

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how data are used to guide quality improvement for family planning services using the Model for Improvement
  • List three types of measures for monitoring quality
  • Analyze and interpret quality improvement data

National Family Planning Training Center

Quality Improvement
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Quality Improvement/Evaluation

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Application of CDC’s Evidence-based Contraception Guidance

The course provides an overview of the current trends in teen pregnancy as well as the efforts health care providers can make among teens to increase use of effective contraception according to the CDC’s Evidence-Based Contraception Guidance. Presented in May, 2014

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the trends in teen pregnancy, sexual behavior and contraceptive use.
  2. Describe current contraceptive methods available to teens.
  3. Describe the current evidence-based recommendations about the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods for teens.
  4. Provide clinical preventive services to improve outcomes and quality of life.


EBP Implementation
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Reproductive Life Plan