Preconception Counseling

Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX
Preconception Counseling

Preconception counseling helps those who want to conceive but also want to know what steps to take to have a healthy pregnancy and a thriving fetus. At Elite Women's Care Center in Houston, Texas, the expert medical team offers this service to help you prepare for pregnancy, learn about available screenings, and understand what prenatal care offers. Call today to set up an appointment for preconception counseling, or book an appointment online.

Preconception Counseling Q & A

What is preconception counseling?

If you’re hoping to conceive soon, preconception counseling helps you navigate the process and prepare for what’s ahead. It also focuses on the health of your growing fetus once you conceive.

When you visit Elite Women’s Care Center for preconception counseling, the team offers a risk assessment to help identify any complications that may arise. Your provider also provides a timed-out plan to give you a sense of preparation for your body, a successful conception, and a healthy pregnancy.

Am I a candidate for preconception counseling?

Preconception counseling might be right for you for several reasons. For example, if you have concerns about passing a genetic condition on to your baby or have questions that involve your or your baby’s health, preconception counseling offers a time to focus on these important matters.


Even if you don’t have a family history of certain disorders but are still interested in finding out about the general risks for your child, meeting with the experts at Elite Women’s Care Center and getting your questions answered can give you peace of mind.

What issues does preconception counseling address?

When you meet with your provider at Elite Women’s Care Center, they address issues specific to your concerns and situation during preconception counseling.

Common topics addressed include:

  • Family planning
  • Screening for infectious diseases
  • Immunizations
  • Keeping a healthy body weight
  • Overview of medications

They also find out if you are exposed to or ingesting teratogens, which are substances that can harm the fetus during pregnancy or increase your risk of preterm labor, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Examples of teratogens include alcohol, drugs, chemicals, and toxic substances.

When should preconception counseling begin?

Your preconception counseling should begin three months before you’re ready to try to get pregnant. This allows you the time needed to have the appropriate screenings and make changes to your lifestyle, if necessary. It also gives you the opportunity to take the steps required to prepare your body for carrying a child.

If you’re ready to start or add to your family, book an appointment for preconception counseling. Call the friendly office staff today or click online.