Preconception Counseling

“Is this the right time?” “Am I healthy enough?” “Can I afford to have a baby?” “What if I can’t get pregnant?”

Only you know if the time is right. Or, if you are financially ready. But, we can tell you everything there is to know about healthy pregnancies.

We’ll start with a thorough assessment of your current health and a review of your family history.

To get your body ready to support a baby, we’ll talk about the importance of a nutritious diet. We’ll also review vitamins and supplements, including folic acid. We recommend taking it three months before you conceive and throughout your pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

We’ll review your medications, immunizations and any medical conditions you may have that might affect your pregnancy.

And finally, we’ll talk about smoking, drinking and drugs. Here, honesty is always the best policy. Our biggest concern is your health and the health of your baby.

When you’re thinking about having a baby, it’s natural to have questions. But it’s even more important to get answers.