Preconception Check up | Emma's Diary India

Preconception check-up

Preconception Check up

Pre pregnancy healthcare checks

Whether this is your first baby, you had problems with a previous pregnancy, or either of you have health concerns, it’s a good idea for you both to see your doctor for a preconception check-up.

This is also the time to discuss any long-term health conditions you may have, for example, asthma, epilepsy, or diabetes. It is very important that any pre-existing condition is being managed well and any symptoms that you have are well controlled before you try to become pregnant. 

You should also discuss any long-term medication that you may be taking as some should be continued during pregnancy while others need to be changed or stopped. You should never stop long-term medication without consulting your doctor.

You will also be advised to commence a folic acid supplement which should be started before you get pregnant and continued for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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