Preconception Counseling

Women with a medical condition that may influence pregnancy outcome, such as diabetes or a history of medical complications in a prior pregnancy, are encouraged to seek preconception counseling.

Our obstetricians will discuss your history and make recommendations for your care prior to and during the anticipated pregnancy. When a plan is in place well before a pregnancy begins, care can be better planned and organized.

Preconception counseling can allow for consultation, if necessary, with other specialists in a timely fashion. Another benefit might be the establishment of a medication regimen using the safest medications in the lowest possible doses for a pre-existing medical condition prior to and during the critical first trimester of pregnancy, when the major organ formation is taking place in the baby.

Pertinent medical records should be provided to your obstetrician before your visit. The obstetrician's office staff can help you determine what is needed and advise you on how to obtain your records.

To learn more, contact a North Shore-LIJ Women's Health obstetrician or request an appointment today.