Preconception health and health care focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. However, preconception health is important for all women and men, whether they plan to have a baby one day. Our Board-certified physicians at South West OBGYN center will help you guide you through this journey.
Preconception health is the health of women and men during their reproductive years, these are the years they can have a child. The topic consolidates on taking steps now to protect the health of a newborn they might have sometime in the future.But in any case all women and men can benefit from preconception health, whether or not they plan to have a baby one day. This is due to the fact that part of preconception health is about people getting and staying healthy overall during their lifespan. This is with respect to the fact that no one expects an unplanned pregnancy. But it happens often. In fact, about half of all pregnancies in the United States are not planned. Approximately 50 percent of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, & of those 43 percent will end up in abortion.Over 3 Million women in the United States experience an unplanned pregnancy each year, however, usually due to failure to attempt contraception. Some form of Contraception is being used by about 90 percent of sexually active women out of which 10 percent of women who do not use contraception account for approximately half of unplanned pregnancies, but the other half occur in women who were attempting to use some form of birth control (CDC,CAP).
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Important advances have been made in medicine and prenatal care in recent years. Inspite of these advances, birth outcomes are not so encouraging in the United States than in many other developed countries. Many babies are born early or have low birthweight. Among some demographics the problems actually are getting worse. Preconception health and preconception health care can make a difference to the health of your family and we are at Southwest OBGYN are dedicated to make a difference.
Preconception Health Care
Preconception health care refers to the health care a woman or man receives from the provider or other health professionals that focuses on the parts of health that have been proven to increase the chances of having a healthy baby.
Preconception health care varies from individual to individual, depending on his or her personal needs. Based on a person’s health, the physician or any other health care provider will suggest a course of treatment or follow-up care as needed. If your health provider has not spoken with you about this type of care―ask about it! Call for an Appointment: (713) 774-5131
Preconception health is precious for every woman and not just for the ones planning pregnancy. It lets you take control and choose healthy habits. It is living well, healthy, and feeling energetic about your life. Preconception health is about making a roadmap for the coming years and taking the steps to achieve it.
Southwest OBGYN – Serving Sugar land, Richmond, Missouri City and Stafford –
Southwest Ob/Gyn physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical care to women of all ages within a compassionate, supportive, and professional environment. We believe an integrated approach between patient and physician enables us to provide each patient with a unique plan for her well being. We are accessible to the cities of Sugarland TX, Richmond TX, Missouri City TX and Stafford TX.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.