A Healthy Pregnancy Begins Before Conception

A growing trend of maternal mortality cases in the United States, either during pregnancy or shortly after birth, is causing concern in the health community and spotlights the importance of women’s health management prior to conception.

While pregnancy-related deaths are rare, Federal health officials have reported a spike in the nation’s maternal mortality figures. Some of the increase can be attributed to changes in reporting. However, the increase in the number of women becoming pregnant with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and substance-abuse may be an contributing factor.

Although there have been advances in the field of prenatal care in recent years, this does not take away from the need for preconception health care which stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, taking control and choosing healthy habits.

If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, speak to your healthcare provider about your health history, medications you’re taking and your lifestyle behaviors. Your physician can help you prepare for pregnancy with recommendations and a plan you can follow to be sure any medical conditions are under control and being treated prior to conception.

The Women’s Center of Orlando offers the most up-to-date, personalized prenatal care available at our six convenient offices in Osceola and Orange County Florida. We offer personalized Obstetric care including:

 

The Women’s Center works diligently to provide high quality women’s health care with the most comprehensive array of women’s health services in all of Central Florida! Call (407) 857-2502 to schedule an appointment at any of our locations. 

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