Are you thinking of having a baby? If so, we're sure you have many questions.
And that's not surprising or unusual. There are many things that need to be considered prior to embarking on a pregnancy. The good news is, we offer a specialised pre-pregnancy consultation that will ensure you are prepared as you can be.
HERE'S WHAT OUR
PRE-PREGNANCY CONSULTATION COVERS
It's important that we ensure you are as healthy as possible prior to trying for a pregnancy. Thus we will:
- Review any medical conditions that you have and ensure they are well controlled
- Review any medication you are taking to ensure it is safe for pregnancy and that the dose of medication is right for you and your current situation
- Review your health in general, including your weight, mental health and general well-being
PREVIOUS PREGNANCY ISSUES
If you have suffered from recurrent miscarriages or had issues in previous pregnancies (such as premature birth, diabetes or blood pressure), we will look at this previous history and make appropriate recommendations.
DISCUSS GENETIC SCREENING
We'll talk about carrier screening for genetic conditions and organise appropriate investigations prior to you trying to have a baby.
OPTIMISING YOUR HEALTH
We'll provide you with advice around optimising your health at this exciting time, including best practices around the consumption of caffeine and alcohol, maintaining a healthy diet, and good exercise habits.
We'll make sure all of your immunisations are up to date and that we are doing everything possible to address preventable issues during pregnancy.
We'll review and make sure all of your women’s health screening is up to date.