What is Preconceptional counselling?

Preconceptional counselling is a process of providing education, counseling, and guidance to couples who are planning to have children.

A preconceptional counselling is an important step in the process of getting pregnant. It helps assess the conditions of woman and man and their ability to conceive a child. It helps identify medical complications that may have a negative effect on pregnancy and childbirth. The counselling helps assess family history, lifestyle choices, fitness levels, exposure to toxic substances and more.

It also covers topics that pregnant women might need help with which includes labor and delivery choices, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, family planning information services such as birth control methods and emergency contraception.

Each preconception appointment usually lasts around 60 minutes long.

Benefits of Preconceptional Counselling at our Clinic by Dr Astha Dayal

The benefits of pre-conception counseling are plenty. In short it can help you reach your fertility goals by understanding what is best for your body and your future baby’s body during pregnancy.

Counselling can help you cope with all kinds of stress and you will be far more prepared for what is to come.

The benefits of preconceptional counselling include:

  • Improved mental health: It makes sense that your mental health will improve if you are feeling more relaxed and less anxious.
  • Increased sense of control: You will feel more in control over what your life will look like with a baby when you have had enough time to think about it.
  • Improved relationship with partner: The process is supposed to bring couples closer together when they are working together on something stressful.
  • Happier pregnancy: The research has shown that happy pregnancies are much easier than unhappy ones, which means less stress for both the mother and the baby.
  • Less postpartum depression

What Dr Astha Dayal Might Ask You and What To Expect From A Session

Dr Astha Dayal might ask you about your preconception history and plans. To answer these questions, consider the following points:

  • Your preconception health.
  • Family medical history - any illnesses, surgeries or hospitalizations
  • Your current health status.
  • Contraceptive options for pregnancy prevention.
  • Gestational age of the fetus (if applicable).

The next questions that Dr Astha Dayal might ask you about are about previous pregnancies. These questions would be the woman's age at the time of her last menstrual cycle, the date of her last menstrual cycle, duration of her last menstruation cycle, any miscarriages or other losses, and any complications from previous pregnancies.

Why choose Dr Astha Dayal for preconceptional counselling in Gurgaon?

Dr. Astha Dayal is one of the specialists who can provide pre-conceptional counselling. She has been practicing as a consultant gynaecologist, obstetrician and laparoscopic surgeon for over 19 years now. Dr Dayal brings honesty, understanding and professionalism to every patient interaction she has with them. She genuinely cares about her patient’s well-being and has been ranked by Doctors as one of the top female gynaecologists in Delhi NCR

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