Preparing for Pregnancy with Preconception Counseling
Why you should have preconception counseling before getting pregnant
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When should I prepare for preconception counseling?
Many national and international medical organizations and advocacy groups have emphasized the importance of preconception care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends, “every reproductively capable woman create a reproductive health plan.” A reproductive health plan should address the woman's desire for a child or children, or not to have children. The preferred number and timing of children should be considered, along with age-related changes in fertility.