Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Therefore, the challenge of preconception care lies not only in addressing pregnancy planning for women who seek medical care and consultation specifically in anticipation of a planned pregnancy but also in educating and screening all reproductively capable women on an ongoing basis to identify potential maternal and fetal risks and hazards to pregnancy before and between pregnancies.
Many forms of effective contraception are available. A discussion with Dr. Fong will determine what modality is best for you and your partner’s desires for pregnancy prevention. Emergency contraception is always an option, but having an effective birth control method that you feel confident and comfortable with is the better alternative for pregnancy planning.