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Preconception Counseling in Mesa, AZ: Who, What & Why

Author: Manisha Purohit, M.D., FACOG

At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, we’re here for women at every stage of life – from your teens to menopause. Preconception care – also referred to as “preconception counseling” – is a critical component of the healthcare spectrum. Learn more about our preconception counseling in Mesa and Tempe, AZ below.

Who needs preconception counseling?

Any couple that is planning on becoming pregnant may benefit from preconception counseling. While preconception counseling is certainly in no way “required,” many women find it valuable for the reasons discussed below. Learn more about female preconception counseling in Mesa and Tempe…

What is preconception counseling?

Preconception counseling is your opportunity to learn about:

  • Health conditions you have that could affect your baby (such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure).
  • Supplements that you can take before trying to conceive and/or during pregnancy.
  • How to reduce the likelihood of your baby having a birth defect.
  • How to plan for a healthy pregnancy (financially, from a health perspective, and practically – doctor’s appointments, time off from work, etc.).

How can I prepare for pregnancy?

Let your physician know that you’re thinking about trying to become pregnant. This may require scheduling an appointment with your primary care provider or an OB/GYN specialist. A physician may be able to identify potential issues during a physical exam and evaluation of your personal and family medical history that could affect your plans for becoming pregnant. If you do not have a health care provider and/or have been labeled a high-risk pregnancy, you can schedule an appointment with a gynecologist at Arizona Associates for Women’s Health. See below for details.

Schedule Preconception Counseling – Tempe & Mesa, AZ

If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, you want to do everything you can to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, we work with each patient on a case-by-case basis, helping you achieve your personal health goals on your journey to becoming pregnant. Schedule a preconception counseling appointment in Mesa or Tempe, AZ by calling 480-257-2700. You can also schedule your appointment with a Mesa/Tempe preconception care specialist online.

Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.

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