Preconception Planning

Effective Preconception Planning for Fort Collins, CO Women

Preconception planning is crucial to keep you and your unborn child as healthy as possible. It identifies any potential risks early and  could possibly help you avoid complications during pregnancy or childbirth. If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, we urge you to schedule a preconception planning appointment at our Fort Collins or Loveland, CO practice. From having a parenting talk with your partner and stopping the usage of birth control to sitting down and discussing your options with your healthcare provider, there are several steps you should take to ensure a safer pregnancy. The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado is focused on offering exceptional healthcare for women of all ages. We urge you to reach out and schedule an appointment to begin planning for your next pregnancy with our caring team today.

What You Should Discuss with Your Doctor (OR APP) Before Pregnancy

During your preconception planning consultation, your doctor, or Advance Practice Providers, will likely want to discuss your personal and family medical history. Be sure to bring up any past or current health issues, as well as any over-the-counter dietary supplements, vitamins, or medications you take for pre-existing health conditions. Our women’s healthcare specialists may ask questions about your lifestyle and occupation to determine your safety at home and work during your pregnancy. It may be necessary to schedule a physical exam or dental check-up to treat gum disease and conditions requiring anesthesia during treatment before becoming pregnant. Diet and lifestyle changes may also be beneficial to your health before you become pregnant. When making positive changes, you must surround yourself with a support network, which may include your partner, family, friends, and our experienced, compassionate obstetrics team.

Have a Pre-Existing Condition? Plan Ahead for Pregnancy

Women with pre-existing conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, HIV/AIDS, or heart or kidney disease may be more vulnerable during pregnancy. Additionally, women over the age of 35 or under the age of 20 may also experience a high-risk pregnancy. Pre-pregnancy planning and prenatal care visits will help ensure a safer pregnancy for the mother and unborn child. The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado specializes in high-risk obstetrics, but our team also strives to prevent high-risk pregnancies whenever possible. Genetic counseling helps women identify hereditary conditions and birth defects that could affect the health of future children. If you and your partner are having issues with conception, we also offer appointments to discuss fertility treatments and any tests needed for ovulation.

Why Choose the Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado?

The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado is a women’s health group offering premier women’s health services since 1965. From annual wellness exams, mammograms, and contraception to bone density scanning, OBGYN, and gynecology services, we offer comprehensive healthcare for women of all ages. We know it may feel intimidating when choosing a provider, so we’re here to make it easier for you. We have highly-trained physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and medical and physician assistants on staff. Check out our new patient resources, forms, and testimonials to see why we make an excellent choice. We accept most major credit cards and insurance providers to make our healthcare affordable and accessible for women of all backgrounds.

Accepting New Patients for Screenings and Appointments

The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado is currently accepting new patients for women’s healthcare screenings and appointments. Our Fort Collins and Loveland, CO women’s specialty clinics are open Monday through Friday by appointment. Please contact us to request an appointment today!