Preconception counseling can dramatically improve the health of your future baby and reduce your risk of pregnancy-related medical problems. For educational and compassionate preconception care, visit an experienced OB/GYN at Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, to create the right pregnancy plan for you and your family, before you get pregnant. Call or book an appointment online today for more information.
Preconception care or counseling is any intervention that promotes your health and well-being before you get pregnant to ensure that you experience the healthiest pregnancy possible. The following are examples of what preconception counseling involves:
Before you try for a baby, it’s important to visit your OB/GYN for a physical exam to make sure your heart, breasts, abdomen, thyroid, lungs, weight, and blood pressure are all in optimal health for your future pregnancy.
Some tests your doctor may recommend include:
Part of preconception counseling also includes educating women on the benefits of healthy lifestyle changes and lessening serious stressors in your life.
At Women’s Healthcare Group, your OB/GYN will discuss with you about how to get to know your menstrual cycle and what’s normal for you. They can also teach you how to monitor when you ovulate and how to track your body temperature, so you can maximize your chances of conception.
You can increase your chances of getting pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy by:
The dedicated team at Women’s Healthcare Group will counsel you about dietary changes you can make in order to have a healthier pregnancy.
Depending on your medical and family history, age, and environmental factors, your OB/GYN at Women’s Healthcare Group may recommend genetic counseling. This helps you and your physician understand the chances of having a child with a birth defect or developmental disability, such as:
Genetic counseling isn’t always necessary. When you visit Women’s Healthcare Group for your preconception checkup, your OB/GYN will review your family medical history to determine if genetic counseling is right for you.
To start your journey toward a healthy pregnancy, call Women’s Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.