Prenatal care should begin as early in your pregnancy as possible. In fact, we recommend meeting with your OB/GYN approximately six (6) months before you want to conceive to help prepare you and your body for a healthy pregnancy. 

At your pre-conception appointment, you can expect:

  • An evaluation of your current health and recognition of any problems that may affect you or your baby in the future.
  • Conversation about your eating habits, lifestyle, medical and social history. If necessary, your doctor can provide education regarding a healthy diet and lifestyle choices.
  • Discussion about when to stop using birth control and when you should attempt to conceive based on your ovulation cycle.
  • Education regarding ways to prevent potential risks for you or your baby.

William N. Burns, MD, FACOG

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Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 4500 (4th Floor)
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1400
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5170 U.S. Route 60
Suite 3400
Huntington, WV 25705
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300 Corporate Center Drive
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Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-1800

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