Should I See My Doctor Before Trying To Conceive?
Should I see a doctor before I attempt to conceive? How soon after I've become pregnant should I see the doctor?

It's a very good idea to see a doctor before conceiving. There may be some conditions that can be corrected, improving the chance of a good pregnancy outcome. Some of the things that might be done at a pre-conception visit include:
  • Reviewing your diet to make sure it is optimal
  • Reviewing any drugs or medications (including over the counter preparations) you are taking and perhaps modifying this list
  • Prescribing folic acid (which prevents certain birth defects)
  • Checking your rubella status and immunizing you if you haven't had this disease
  • Providing an opportunity for you to get your questions answered
In general, you should see a doctor as soon as you are sure you are pregnant. Although if you have had a recent pre-conception visit, the doctor may suggest you wait until after you have missed your second period.

The content on these pages is provided as general information only and should not be substituted for the advice of your physician.

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