Pre-pregnancy screening or preconception counselling helps to ensure that you and your partner are in a healthy condition that is ideal for conception. This is especially important as couples delay pregnancy until they are in their 30s.
A pre-pregnancy screening will provide you with information that may encourage you to make lifestyle changes that could improve your health, giving you a better chance of a healthy pregnancy.
Pre-pregnancy screening helps to screen for any potential risks during pregnancy or any potential hereditary diseases that may be passed on to your baby and check if you are up to date with your vaccinations.
Before the pre-pregnancy screening, your obstetrician will require more information from you and your partner regarding the following:
After the discussion with your obstetrician, you and your partner will undergo the following tests (where applicable):
These tests are used to ensure that you and your partner are in optimal health to conceive a baby, which helps to reduce pregnancy complications. Once your results are in, your obstetrician will discuss them with you and guide you on the next steps.
The benefits of pre-pregnancy screening are:
Pre-pregnancy screening is aimed to prepare you and your partner for a healthy pregnancy. This is particularly important for women with pre-existing medical conditions. It helps to ensure the best chance of a healthy and smooth pregnancy.
The next steps after your pre-pregnancy screening, depends entirely on your results.
You may expect the following after your pre-pregnancy test:
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