Preconception Counseling

Preconception care should be a concern of all women of reproductive age – since nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended.

Common issues in preconception care include family planning, achieving a healthy body weight, screening and treatment for infectious diseases, updating appropriate immunizations, and reviewing medications for teratogenic effects. Women who want to become pregnant should take folic acid supplements to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

Control of chronic diseases is essential for optimizing pregnancy outcomes. We work with patients to control conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and seizure disorders while simultaneously offering family planning services to avoid unintended pregnancies.