Preconception Counseling: Plan Ahead to Help Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy
Do you have health problems or a family health history that may complicate pregnancy? If so, the time to address these concerns is before becoming pregnant.
The CDC has recommended a preconception visit for women since 2005. Preconception testing, counseling and appropriate medical care are the best ways to avoid or minimize the impact of health issues that can affect pregnancy. Talk with your obstetrician, who may want to refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for evaluation.
Address and minimize your risks before you conceive.
At the High Risk Pregnancy Center, our team of maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists and genetic counselors provide expert evaluation and counseling for all types of health concerns.
When you are referred to us, you’ll get complete information about your health and the risks you and your baby may face during pregnancy. You’ll learn what you can do to minimize risks and get clear recommendations on how to proceed. Your High Risk Pregnancy Center doctor will spend as much time as you need to answer all your questions and make sure you fully understand your situation.
Know your risk factors.
Accurate information, testing and counseling can help you set the stage for the healthiest possible pregnancy as you grow your family. At the High Risk Pregnancy Center, we’re honored to provide you with unparalleled expertise, and to partner with you as you move forward with this most important, exciting time in your life. Some of the health issues we can mitigate include:
Maternal health concerns:
- Thyroid disease
- Autoimmune disorder
- Infectious disease
Obstetrical health issues that may affect future pregnancies:
- Advanced maternal age (35 years or older at time of delivery)
- Recurrent pregnancy loss or stillbirth
- History of preterm labor
- Family medical history, including:
- Blood clotting disorders
- Genetic disorders or birth defects
If you want to do everything you can to ensure a healthy pregnancy, call us for more information about preconception evaluation today at 888-381-0695. You can also schedule an appointment online using our easy online form.