Preconception Care Guidelines
It is beneficial to consult with a gynecologist before attempting pregnancy for a healthy gestation. If you are considering delaying pregnancy, it is recommended to check your egg reserve before making this decision. This is particularly important for those with a family history of early menopause and infertility or for those aged 35 and older. Some women who postpone pregnancy for career reasons may experience a significant decrease in egg reserves unnoticed, leading to fertility issues when they decide to conceive.
Before conception, it is advisable to undergo gynecological examinations and certain tests. If you have a known medical condition, it is important to have it monitored and share your pregnancy plans with your attending physician. If you have chronic conditions such as heart, liver, kidney disease, asthma, epilepsy, etc., it is crucial to consult with your doctor to ensure that your condition is under control before planning pregnancy.
Here are some considerations for healthy women before conception:
- Quit habits like smoking and alcohol consumption. Reduce smoking to fewer than five cigarettes per day.
- If you are overweight, consider losing weight under medical supervision to protect yourself from complications such as diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.
- If there is a genetic disease in your family, both you and your partner should undergo screenings.
- Have a complete blood count to check for anemia. Undergo screenings for contagious diseases such as rubella, hepatitis B, toxoplasmosis, etc.
- After deciding to conceive, it is recommended to take 400 micrograms of Folic Acid vitamin daily.
- Before conception, consult a gynecologist for gynecological and general systemic examinations. Address existing pathologies and risks, taking necessary precautions before pregnancy.
For inquiries on these matters, you can contact Dr. Müstecep Kavrut at 0532 431 03 06 or 0212 310 31 00.
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