When you decide that you are ready to start planning for a child, your physician can provide you valuable information both on conceiving and remaining well during pregnancy. Because your own health will greatly impact the health of your pregnancy and child, your physician will likely recommend prenatal vitamins, as well as review the following factors with you:
Along with your personal health, the family history of you and your partner will be reviewed to determine if there are any high risk factors.
Inheritable diseases and conditions include:
Your physician can also assess for ovulation and discuss the best timing for intercourse during your monthly cycle. On average, most women have a 28-day cycle, although it is normal to have a cycle that is longer or shorter. Your physician will be able to assist you in tracking your cycle and pinpointing ovulation days.
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