Preconceptional Visit / Screening
It would be great if every pregnancy was to be thought of and planned in advance. This is particularly true for those groups of mothers who have coexisting medical problems; like diabetes, cardiac or renal problems.
Mothers who experienced significant complications in a previous pregnancy like preterm birth, growth retardation or fetal anomalies are also in great need for counseling.
The aim of the consultation would be to review the medical and obstetric history and discuss the implications of a pregnancy to the mother’s and future baby’s health. The next step is to try and determine the best time for the couple to go forward with a pregnancy and finally to plan the Obstetrical care in a way that will maximize the chances for a successful outcome and minimize pregnancy complications.