Pre-pregnancy Check and Advice

As per RACGP guideline: Every woman aged 15–49 years should be considered for pre-conception care . Pre-conception care is a set of interventions that aim to identify and modify biomedical, behavioural and social risks to a woman’s health or pregnancy outcome through prevention and management. This should include smoking cessation  and advice to consider abstinence from alcohol (especially in the early stages of pregnancy), folic acid and iodine supplementation, review of immunisation status, medications and chronic medical conditions, especially glucose control in patients with diabetes.

Take the opportunity to discuss with the doctor at your next Pap smear.