Preconception counseling provides women with valuable information about any risk factors that may complicate pregnancy. Double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Sasha Davidson, MD, FACOG, offers preconception counseling at Signature Perinatal Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To take the first step toward better health for you and your baby, call or book an appointment online today.
Preconception counseling is an opportunity for women to take steps toward a healthier, happier pregnancy. Before you get pregnant, Dr. Davidson works with you to identify risk factors and treat health problems that may affect pregnancy.
Planning for a successful pregnancy before conception helps you make the healthiest choices for you and your baby. Depending on your needs, Dr. Davidson may also recommend genetic counseling for you and your partner.
Preconception counseling is a smart choice for any woman planning to become pregnant. Many of your baby’s major organs and systems begin to develop in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. Your state of health and nutrition have a major effect on the development of your fetus during this vital time.
At Signature Perinatal Center, Dr. Davidson works with many women who have been referred to her by their obstetricians. Your OB/GYN may refer you to Dr. Davidson if you have a high-risk pregnancy. This includes several factors, such as:
As a maternal-fetal specialist, Dr. Davidson collaborates closely with your obstetrician to ensure the best possible outcome.
Dr. Davidson uses Trice Imaging services to send ultrasound images of your baby directly to your email or smartphone. With your permission, she can also send these images directly to your other health care providers for seamless, collaborative care.
During your preconception counseling appointment, Dr. Davidson listens carefully to your questions and concerns about pregnancy. She may ask questions about aspects of your health and lifestyle, such as:
She may also perform a physical and pelvic exam and order lab tests, including a Pap test or blood work.
Then, Dr. Davidson advises you on steps you can take to improve your health before you conceive. Depending on the results of your exam, she may recommend:
She may also advise you to stop taking any medications that may be harmful to you or your baby.
To get started on the path to a healthier, happier pregnancy, call Signature Perinatal Center or schedule an appointment online today.