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Preconception Health Screening

  • What is preconception health screening?

    Preconception screening

    A preconception health screening, or a check-up, is important before you start a family as it helps to ensure you’re healthy when you get pregnant.

    Preconception care is becoming more important as many couples defer the age of childbearing into their 30s. Your health status and lifestyles before conception have an impact on the progress and outcome of your pregnancy.

    Preconception care usually involves risk screening, physical assessment, vaccinations and counselling. Your risk factors are evaluated in terms of your:

    • Potential for inherited genetic diseases
    • Exposure to environmental toxins and teratogens
    • Nutritional status
    • Use of tobacco, alcohol and recreational drugs
    • Medical conditions
    • Exposure to infectious diseases and vaccination status
    • Psychosocial concerns

    A preconception screening and health check with your doctor is designed to fully evaluate and prepare you and your partner for a healthy pregnancy. This is an opportunity to resolve any existing health issues.

  • It is beneficial for women who are planning to become pregnant to undergo preconception screening. This health check-up enables you and your doctor to make pregnancy decisions and prepare for any genetic risk in pregnancy. The results of your preconception tests will give you an idea of what family planning options to take.

    Preconception tests

    A preconception check-up will likely include the following tests:

    • Detailed consultation
    • Review of medical history
    • Basic gynaecological examination
    • Breast examination
    • Weight (body mass index) analysis
    • Blood pressure
    • Papanicolaou (Pap) smear
    • Pelvic ultrasound
    • Medical report
    • Full blood count
    • Blood grouping
    • Hepatitis B screening
    • Diabetes screening
    • Rubella (German measles) antibody testing
    • Venereal disease screening
    • HIV (AIDS) screening
  • At Gleneagles Hospital, our team of O&G specialists are experienced in conducting preconception health checks with women, with the aim of identifying and modifying risks to the woman's health or pregnancy outcome through prevention and management.

    Quality, customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 50 years, and we are committed to placing your needs at the heart of all we do. Speak to one of our O&G specialists today if you plan to start a family.

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