What is pre-conception counseling?
The goal of pre-conception counseling, or pre-pregnancy care, is to plan for the best pregnancy outcome for mothers and babies. Pre-conception counseling can help identify issues that may affect your chances of conceiving or having a healthy pregnancy.
Alpha Pre-conception Counseling
Personalized Medical Advice & Recommendations
$35 for your visit
Health & Family History
Your provider will work with you to understand your overall health, family history, your partner’s family history, past pregnancies, and living environment - and assess what impact these factors can have on a pregnancy.
Your provider may recommend taking specific doses of prenatal vitamins before and during your pregnancy, which can help prevent neural tube defects.
Your provider may recommend changes to medications that you take which may interact with pregnancy or be harmful. Changes may include the type of medication, dosage, or to stop taking the medication(s) entirely.
Your provider will confirm which immunizations need to be completed prior to conceiving which may include vaccinations for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and Tdap.
Your provider may recommend STI testing and genetic testing as part of your preconception screening. Sexually transmitted infections can interfere with your ability to conceive, and can pose risks to the mother and baby during pregnancy.
Your provider will suggest tips on how to modify your diet for weight loss or gain. Being overweight or underweight can cause pregnancy and childbirth complications. Additionally, you may be recommended to self-monitor your ovulation cycle and modify any harmful behaviors (i.e. quitting substance use).
How to Prepare for Pregnancy
Follow tips from our Alpha Providers to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy
Dietary Do’s & Don'ts
You may have PCOS if you have 2 or more of these symptoms:
- abnormal periods
- weight gain
- excessive hair growth
- insulin resistance
- scalp hair loss
How It Works
Answer questions about your health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.
Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform and you can get medication at your preferred pharmacy.
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