Before getting pregnant
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.