Prenatal Care

Preterm Birth Prevention

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Multiple Gestation

Prepregnancy Health

 


Pregnancy Health

A patient’s health and preparation prior to pregnancy, also known as preconception care or prepregnancy care, is recognized as an essential part of any plan to get the best pregnancy outcome possible. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that every women considering pregnancy undergo a prepregnancy assessment by a qualified practitioner. This can many times be arranged with your current Ob/Gyn provider. However, if you do not have an established provider or you have specific health or pregnancy concerns, you may benefit from a prepregnancy consultation with one of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine pregnancy specialists.

Some of the issues that we review during a preconception consultation include:

  • Medical conditions and there effects on pregnancy
  • Immunization history
  • Medication and radiation exposure in early pregnancy
  • Nutritional issues including supplements
  • Family history
  • Genetic risk including risks associated with age
  • Reproductive history including prior pregnancy outcomes
  • Tobacco and other substance use that could effect a pregnancy
  • Occupational and environmental exposures
  • Social issues
  • Mental Health
  • Physical exam including ultrasound

Our doctors are uniquely qualified in all aspects of pregnancy care. We specialize in the care of patients with pregnancy complications and, unfortunately, see many patients who could have benefited from a prepregnancy consultation. We welcome and strongly encourage you to schedule an evaluation prior to your pregnancy.