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Preconception counseling

Invaluable preconception counseling in NYC that guarantees a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

What to expect from preconception Counseling: The Best Preconception Care in Flushing, NYC
Meeting with a Preconception Counseling Specialist

Preconception counseling is crucial for patients to organize and prepare for a planned pregnancy. At her two private practices in Midtown East, New York City, and Flushing, Queens, New York, OB/GYN Smita Biswas, MD, offers invaluable preconception counseling predicated on her extensive experience, unparalleled knowledge, and stellar track record. Preconception counseling is vital because it promotes and encourages a healthy pregnancy and optimizes your overall health and wellness. Plan ahead with quality, personalized, and empathic medical support. Call Smita Biswas, MD, or schedule online today.

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Frequently asked questions
Preconception Counseling Q & A

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  • Preconception counseling revolves around promoting and encouraging a healthy pregnancy. This counseling involves assessing your general health before you become pregnant. During your visit, Dr. Biswas will counsel you and guide you through minimizing health risks and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to increase your chance of delivering a healthy baby.

    You can increase your chances of getting pregnant if you’re in good health, and preconception counseling is a great way to optimize your health in the time leading up to conception. For some women, it can take several months to get their bodies ready for pregnancy. Ideally, Dr. Biswas would see you 6-9 months before your planned pregnancy.

  • Preconception counseling is crucial for those wondering how conditions like epilepsy or diabetes can impact their pregnancy. However, it’s also essential when experiencing difficulty getting pregnant.

    Preconception counseling is also a viable solution if there’s a risk you could pass on a genetic condition, such as sickle cell disease, to your baby. Preconception counseling is critical for all pregnant mothers.

  • 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.