Some women are less aware of the importance of consultation to obstetricians or midwives before pregnancy, but the effect is very large in supporting a pregnancy. In consultation with a pre-pregnancy physician will assist in identifying risks to the fetus and expectant mothers in addition to preparing physically and mentally before pregnancy occurs. Pre-pregnancy consultation can be done at least one month before marriage. Pregnancy consultation can also be done for those of you who are planning a second pregnancy. You can do the check up in a women clinic like one of the Singapore Women’s Clinics, for instance.
In the check up, you will be able to know everything in regards to your pregnancy, Here are some of the questions you can ask when doing a prenatal checkup:
1. Reproduction History
The first thing you can do in a prenatal examination is a reproductive health history check. Some of them are monthly cycles and a history of reproductive diseases or problems with reproductive infections. As for those of you who will plan a second pregnancy, the question of obstetrician or midwife around health in the first pregnancy, contraceptives used previously and also miscarried.
2. Health History
The doctor or midwife will inquire about the illness you are suffering from pregnancy. This can help the doctor to identify health problems that will affect the health of mother and fetus. A medical examination can be done with blood and urine test by medical experts, you can also help doctors to help find health relations before pregnancy by describing the medical history of your spouse or extended family especially those who have a derived blood such as mother and father. Do not hesitate to describe if the family has congenital defects that can be anticipated.
3. Drugs that are being consumed
When you are planning a pregnancy, you should also consult the medications that are being consumed, whether it will interfere with your health and the fetus. By ensuring the medicines you are taking are safe and have no effect on pregnancy, the drug may be continued whereas if experiencing a dose that affects the pregnancy is likely to be given recommendations with drugs that have the same benefits.
4. Support from home and workplace environment
By consulting with your obstetrician will assist you in advising you to create support from your home and workplace environment, one of them by keeping your pet away from planning your pregnancy. Especially when exposed to animal feces, the risk will be doubled in you who are planning a pregnancy.