Planning a pregnancy and experiencing the gift of children is one of the greatest miracles of life. Proper planning is an important part of seeding the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and birth. While most pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, obtaining a pre-conceptual consultation will help provide a couple with the knowledge and preparation for this life-changing event. Dr. Fong prepares couples by obtaining medical and family history, especially since this is an important part of determining the plan of care during one’s pregnancy.
In addition, lifestyle changes may need to occur prior to becoming pregnant especially regarding diet, exercise and the use of vitamin / mineral supplements. Physical, laboratory and genetic testing may be recommended as part of the pregnancy planning. Planning for your pregnancy and taking the proper steps towards this goal will assure you that you are starting this process on the right track.