Some families will benefit from counseling about pregnancy risks and management options prior to trying to conceive. Families who have suffered a prior pregnancy complicated by a baby with a genetic disorder or a structural abnormality would be one example. Other examples may include mothers-to-be with underlying health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, or autoimmune diseases, and women who have had a prior pregnancy complicated by preterm labor, impaired fetal growth, or pregnancy associated blood pressure issues. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists combine expertise and empathy to equip couples with valuable knowledge prior to conceiving. Preconception counseling can help clarify specific pregnancy risks and evaluate possible means to minimize risks to both mother and baby. Counseling may also involve meeting with one of our genetic counselors to discussed ways to screen parents-to-be for genetic diseases as well as provide screening options during pregnancy to evaluate for chromosomal abnormalities.
At NTPA, our physicians provide a comprehensive array of screening and diagnostic tests tailored to meet the specific needs of your pregnancy.