A preconception consultation is a service offered to couples who are trying to get pregnant, but whose pregnancy would be regarded as a high-risk.
What is a preconception consultation?
A preconception consultation is a service offered to couples who are trying to get pregnant, but whose pregnancy would be regarded as a high-risk. High-risk pregnancies are determined by the age of the mother, and the medical and family health history of both parents. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Stanley-Christian at Unity Maternal Fetal Medicine, you should come prepared to discuss your full health history. Dr. Stanley-Christian will review your health history with you and provide direction for your next steps.
Why should I schedule a preconception consult?
If you carry a genetic condition that would be known to affect the fetus, or if you have questions about passing along an inherited disease to your child, a preconception consultation will be beneficial. During your consultation, you can ask questions about how an inherited condition will impact your pregnancy, including testing the fetus.
If your pregnancy would be considered a high-risk or complicated, meeting with a doctor like Dr. Stanley-Christian (who is a board certified OB/GYN, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, and Geneticist) can be extremely beneficial. She can help you determine what you can expect during your pregnancy.
Why choose Dr. Stanley-Christian?
Dr. Stanley-Christian specializes in high-risk pregnancies. She has cared for women with genetic diseases who wanted to get pregnant, cancer patients who were pregnant, women with lupus who are considering getting pregnant, and on and on. She feels strongly that no two women are the same; therefore, your path is completely individualized and unique. She has dedicated her life to supporting women during their pregnancy journey!
We invite you to read more about Dr. Stanley-Christian by clicking here. Also, we have shared a few testimonials from current and past patients of the practice here.
Request an appointment in Winter Garden, Florida
If you are interested in scheduling a preconception consultation with Dr. Stanley-Christian, call (352) 404-5544 or fill out the form below to request your appointment online.