For some women, a pre-pregnancy consultation may be important for a number of reasons:
If you have any medical problems which may impact on your pregnancy, it is a good idea to speak to your GP and arrange an appointment to see Dr Ken Law before your pregnancy. Some of these problems include:
This will allow your doctors the opportunity to optimise the management of your medical disorders, so as to achieve the best possible outcome for your pregnancy.
If previous pregnancies have been complicated by significant complications, a pre-pregnancy consultation may be useful. This may include situations such as:
A pre-pregnancy consultation is also the perfect opportunity to ensure that your immunisations are up-to-date. Important immunisations to consider include Rubella (“German measles”), Varicella (“chicken pox”), Pertussis (“Whooping cough”) and Influenza (“the flu”). Dr Law will also ensure that your Pap smears are up-to-date, and make sure you are on the correct dosage of folate supplementation prior to conception.