If you or your partner have health problems or a complicated family health history that may cause issues during a pregnancy, the best time to address those concerns and find out answers is before becoming pregnant.
Precautions Before Pregnancy
NJ Perinatal recommends that any couple looking to become pregnant should undergo preconceptional testing, counseling, and appropriate medical care. By taking this initial precaution, it minimizes the impact of preexisting health conditions that may affect the pregnancy. Our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists and genetic counselors are here to provide you and your family with expert evaluation and counseling for all varieties of health concerns.
Once testing is complete and a proper analysis is performed, our team of doctors and counselors will advise you on what course of action should be taken to give you the best possible outcome. The NJ Perinatal staff will spend as much time as you need answering all of your questions and ensuring that you fully understand the situation.
Importance of Preconceptional Counseling
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a family’s life, and accurate prescreening, testing, and counseling are key to set the stage for you and your family to cherish every moment before bringing a new member of the family into the world. Issues like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, autoimmune disorder, and infectious diseases are all health issues that our treatment plans can help to mitigate. Obstretrical health issues that can affect pregnancies include recurrent pregnancy loss or still birth, advanced maternal age (35 years or older at time of delivery), and history of preterm labor/premature birth. Let NJ Perinatal help your family navigate the path to parenthood by undergoing preconceptional counseling with our expert staff.