What is Preconception Counseling?
Preconception Counseling is when a woman meets with her healthcare provider before becoming pregnant. We will be happy to do so at our Center in Appleton. We’re within easy driving distance of Neenah, Green Bay, Oshkosh and surrounding areas.
Should I Have a Preconception Evaluation?
It is a good idea to go through preconception counseling before pregnancy because we will go through a thorough evaluation of medical history, perform a physical examination, and talk about what to expect when you become pregnant.
Preconception counseling is especially important if the woman has any medical concerns that might need special care during pregnancy.
Personalized Preconception Care
We will educate you on you can prepare yourself for a baby. This may include:
- Regular exercise program
- What’s a healthy preconception diet
- Prenatal vitamins (even before conception)
- Supplements (i.e. folic acid and iron)
Important Questions to Ask
- What medications should I avoid?
- What is pregnancy planning?
- What activities do I need to give up/cut back on while trying to conceive?
- When should we have intercouse for the best chance of getting pregnant?
- How will I know when I’m pregnant?
I Didn’t Go Through Preconception Counseling - Is That Bad for My Pregnancy?
If you didn’t have a preconception evaluation, don’t worry! We can help you with prenatal care and what to expect now that you’re expecting.
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