Preconception Counseling FAQ
Getting pregnant and childbirth are among the riskiest things that women ever do. With Preconception counseling, many potential problems can be reduced or prevented. If you’re just starting to think about getting pregnant or if you’ve had difficulty getting pregnant, preconception counseling is right for you!
We discuss all matters that could potentially have an effect on your pregnancy including: medical history, reproductive history, lifestyle, genetic disorders, weight, medications that you are taking, diet and exercise, environmental health threats and maximizing fertility.
I’ve been pregnant before and had some issues. Why should I have preconception counseling this time?
Some issues that occur during pregnancy increase the risk of having them again during subsequent pregnancies. Things such as preeclampsia, high blood pressure, and gestational diabetes are more likely during second or third pregnancies. However, with preconception counseling you can learn how to mitigate the risks.