Pre-Pregnancy Counselling in Mumbai

Many couples undermine the importance of pre-pregnancy counselling as they fail to understand its benefits or avoid it due to time constraints.

But it is a crucial process that will help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby with the doctor’s guidance. It becomes more critical if you have some health concerns or have faced issues in your last pregnancy.

We at Babies & Us Fertility offer pre-pregnancy counselling in Mumbai. Our experienced gynecologists will help you plan your future pregnancy so that you can have a complication-free, healthy pregnancy.

Babies & Us Fertility is one of the best IVF centre in Mumbai. It has top-notch technology, a state-of-the-art lab, and expert gynecologists and fertility specialists well-known for their exceptional and innovative work in reproductive medicines.

What is pre-pregnancy counselling?

Pre-pregnancy counselling is an appointment with your gynecologist, ideally, three months before you start trying for a baby. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss your lifestyle, medical conditions, risk factors, and family history.

The doctor will provide advice and guidance on different issues, such as nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and medical parameters to maximize the chances of conception and carrying the baby to full term.

What is discussed during a pre-pregnancy counselling session?

When you visit our IVF centre in Mumbai for a pre-pregnancy counselling appointment, our gynecologist will discuss the following:

General medical history

The doctor will ask in detail about your health. It will include talking about pre-existing medical conditions, previous surgeries or transfusions, allergies, and medications that you may be taking. They will also review your vaccination report.

Family history

Further, our gynecologist will discuss your and your partner’s family history. This is done to get information regarding any genetic conditions you can pass on to the child.

If necessary, the doctor will ask you to undergo extra tests. It also makes them aware of the conditions that need to be watched during pregnancy.

Be sure to share with the doctor if any of your family members have the following condition:

  • Mental disorder
  • Congenital conditions
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • Twins

Obstetrics and gynecology history 

Moreover, our gynecologist will ask for details about your previous pregnancies, menstrual cycle, and the type of contraceptive you use.  They will check with you if you suffered from any vaginal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or uterine abnormalities, as they can cause problems during conceiving or pregnancy. So, to be on the safe side, you may have to do some tests to rule out infections.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle affects your pregnancy in a big way. It is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, minimum stress, regular exercise, and stay away from drinking, smoking, and environmental hazards.

Who should undergo pre-pregnancy counselling?

Pre-pregnancy counselling is vital for all couples planning to have a baby in the near future. But it becomes all the more important for the following couples:

  • You have a history of miscarriages or stillbirth
  • Having issues conceiving
  • If your previous child was born with congenital anomalies
  • Having autoimmune disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid, etc.
  • If any one of you is suffering from heart, liver, or kidney problems

What tests are carried out during pre-pregnancy counselling?

During pre-pregnancy counselling in Mumbai at Babies & Us Fertility, our experienced gynecologist will conduct a physical exam that will include:

  • A vaginal swab to rule out yeast infection and STDs.
  • Examination of the breasts, abdomen, and vagina for abnormalities and lumps.
  • A pelvic ultrasound to check your cervix, uterus, and ovaries.

You will also have to undergo a few tests to check for diseases, such as:

  • Thyroid test
  • Hepatitis test
  • HIV test
  • Rubella test
  • Diabetes
  • Complete blood count
  • Pap smear
  • Genetic screening

What happens after the pre-pregnancy counseling?

After reviewing your tests reports, our gynecologist may recommend certain healthcare suggestions, such as:

  • Taking specific vaccinations before and after you conceive
  • Helping women with Rh-negative blood groups understand the increased risks and complications they face and ways to minimize them.
  • Ask you to lose weight if you are on the heavier side.
  • Prescribe vitamins and folic acid tablets. Folic acid deficiency may cause anemia, risk of miscarriage, and developmental defects in the baby’s spinal cord.

What are the benefits of pre-pregnancy counseling?

Babies & Us Fertility is at the forefront in providing advanced and comprehensive reproductive medicines and managing women’s health. Our impeccable track record and high success rate make us one of the best IVF centre in Mumbai.

Our excellent pre-pregnancy counselling not only helps identify and treat conditions that may affect you and your baby well in advance, before you conceive but also:

  • Minimize complications during pregnancy and delivery
  • Lower mother and child mortality rate
  • Reduce neonatal infections, and HIV transmission
  • Lower the chances of preterm birth or stillbirth

What other lifestyle changes should you incorporate as you plan your pregnancy?

You should take care of your mental, physical and emotional health as you prepare to become pregnant. It affects your and your baby’s health.

So, exercise regularly, have a good, nutritious diet, and stay away from illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Follow your gynecologist’s advice, and take proper treatment for your health problems before conceiving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rubella is very dangerous for an unborn child. If the pregnant woman gets rubella, it can cause stillbirth, miscarriage, or severe congenital disabilities.

Yes, vitamins help men improve their semen quality, increase sperm motility and count, and reduce sperm DNA damage.

Pre-pregnancy counseling is vital for men as well, and they can prepare by:

  • Getting screened and treated for STDs
  • By quitting smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Being careful about exposure to toxic substances
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Collecting information about your family health history