Do You Know About Our Fit-for-Pregnancy Service?

Do You Know About Our Fit-for-Pregnancy Service?

21:21 9th December 2017 | Pre-Pregancy Service

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Planning to get pregnant and falling pregnant are two different things. Sometimes miracles happen and babies are born without complications or medical assistance to conceive. However, when you start planning for pregnancy there are a few essential steps you can take to make the journey easier and safer for you and your future baby.

Bridge Clinic Medicentre now offers Fit-for-Pregnancy – a pre-pregnancy service ideal for the following individuals:

  • Couples planning to start a family
  • Couples hoping to overcome fertility challenges
  • Couples who have had their first consultation at a fertility clinic

Benefits of Fit-for-Pregnancy

Before you embark on your journey, we want to make sure you are in the best possible state of health to boost your fertility and increase the effectiveness of fertility treatments should you need them.

We also want to rule out or diagnose medical conditions – such as diabetes, obesity and anaemia – so they can either be cured or managed. If these checks are not performed, undiagnosed conditions can affect your ability to conceive and the outcome of your pregnancy.

If you are as healthy as possible it may be easier to fall pregnant. It may even make your pregnancy easier and start your baby off on the right foot, healthwise.


Necessary Checks and Procedures You Should Know About

In order to get an overall view of your health and possible fertility challenges your doctor will ask you about and document your:

  • Weight
  • Nutrition
  • Contraceptive
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Medical history
  • Exercise regime
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Previous pregnancies
  • Medications you are taking

The above are all standard facts and areas that should be covered. As part of your general check-up, certain tests and examinations will also need to be performed for a more complete overview of your health. These may include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Blood sugar: test for diabetes
  • Pap test: test for cervical cancer
  • Breast examination: to detect early breast cancer
  • Full blood count: assess general health or screen for conditions such as anaemia
  • Blood pressure check: measure the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps
  • Urinalysis: check for urinary tract infectionskidney disordersliver problems, diabetes and other metabolic conditions

What About Other Health Issues?

If you have a chronic illness, it will also be addressed before moving forward with pregnancy planning. Examples of chronic conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Autoimmune disorders

You also want to make sure that all your vaccinations are up-to-date to avoid contracting a disease that could endanger your baby. Important vaccinations that should be up-to-date:

  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR: measles, mumps, rubella

IMPORTANT

Basic examinations, as well as diagnosing and managing certain medical conditions, all fall under primary care services. When a condition exceeds the ambit of primary care, affected patients should proceed to the next level of care offered by specialists such as gynaecologists and endocrinologists.

Are you interested in our Fit-for-Pregnancy offering?
Please get in touch to find out more and book an appointment.

Email: enquiries@thebridgeclinic.com
Call:    01 631 0092 / +234 (0)1 631 0092

Visit:   66 Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA

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