Anyone considering starting a family should contact the surgery and arrange preconception counselling with one of our GPs. Care and advice at this time is important because your health at the time of conception and in the early stages of pregnancy has an impact on the rest of your life. It can also affect the health of your children.
Our counselling helps identify and manage your physical and mental health conditions, as well as social needs you might have before you get pregnant. Together with your partner, you can get advice about any potential risks to help you make plans and take decisions about conception and pregnancy. Advice and counselling may be able to help reduce or remove these risks.
At the very minimum we would always recommend that women seeking to become pregnancy should supplement with Folic Acid at least three months before conception and for the first three weeks of pregnancy.