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Pre-pregnancy Planning

Pre-pregnancy Planning services offered in Manhattan, New York and Westchester, New York

If you’re thinking about trying for a baby, it’s never too early to start pre-pregnancy planning. At NY Midtown OB/GYN, the team of obstetrics and gynecology experts offers all the care you need to plan the healthiest pregnancy. From family planning support to birth control management and screening tests, the team offers comprehensive pre-pregnancy care in comfortable boutique-style offices in midtown Manhattan in New York City and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment online now.

Pre-pregnancy Planning Q&A

What is pre-pregnancy planning?

Pre-pregnancy planning is medical care that helps you plan and prepare for pregnancy. Whether you’re ready to start trying for your first baby or already an experienced mom, pre-pregnancy planning can increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.

What does pre-pregnancy planning include?

Pre-pregnancy planning can be tailored to your needs. Generally, it includes:

  • Family planning discussion
  • Physical exam
  • Management of medical issues that could affect pregnancy, like hypertension
  • Medication review and changing to pregnancy-safe medications as needed
  • Supplement advice, including how and when to take prenatal supplements
  • Birth control management like IUD removal or tapering off oral contraceptives
  • Treatment of problems like irregular bleeding
  • Education about when it’s safe to start trying for a baby
  • Tips to maximize your chances of conceiving a baby
  • Discussion of pregnancy, labor, and delivery
  • Screening tests to look for genetic disorders that you could pass to a baby (if desired)

You’ll also receive specific advice about what to do if you don’t conceive as soon as expected. Healthy couples in their 20s and 30s having unprotected sex have around a 25-30% chance of conceiving during each monthly cycle, so don’t lose heart if you don’t get pregnant as quickly as you’d hoped or expected. 

If you’re unable to conceive after about a year of trying (or six months if 35 or older), the team can provide infertility care. This may include methods such as hormone and ovulation regulation. 

Your pre-pregnancy planning visits at NY Midtown OB/GYN also include an opportunity to ask the team questions or discuss your concerns about pregnancy. It’s perfectly normal to have both excitement and anxiety as you pre-plan your pregnancy, and the team is here to help you relax and feel confident about the journey ahead.

When should I schedule my first pre-pregnancy planning appointment?

As soon as you start thinking about having a baby, schedule your first pre-pregnancy planning appointment at NY Midtown OB/GYN. Ideally, you should book the visit at least several months before you start trying to conceive, as it gives you adequate time to address health issues and prepare as fully as possible. 

Pre-pregnancy planning is an exciting time in your life, and the NY Midtown OB/GYN team is here to help you throughout the process. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest you today. 

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