Preconception counseling often involves several services, treatments, tests, and discussions. Dr. Biswas typically suggests screening to detect health and mental conditions that can affect pregnancy, such as:
- Pregestational diabetes
- Chronic high blood pressure
- Thyroid issues
- Anxiety or depression
- Thrombophilia (clotting disorder)
Preconception counseling involves things like:
- A physical exam, including your thyroid, a pelvic exam, weight, or blood pressure
- Lab testing
- Charting menstrual cycles and fertility awareness
- Updating immunizations
Dr. Biswas might recommend you start taking prenatal vitamins, depending on when you want to become pregnant. Plus, Dr. Biswas will help you prevent pregnancy complications by educating you on how to avoid toxicity in your environment and live a healthier lifestyle with optimal nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
If you’re overweight or obese, you have a higher risk of numerous conditions, including complications during pregnancy, heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. Dr. Biswas will also ensure you achieve an optimal weight.
If needed, Dr. Biswas might recommend genetic counseling. Dr. Biswas also focuses on your mental health and quality of life, so you have a healthy, positive outlook and value your needs before, during, and after your pregnancy.
For quality preconception counseling during this momentous time, call Smita Biswas, MD, or schedule online today.