Pre-Pregnancy Examination

When you decide to become a mother, the first thing to do is to contact the doctor who will follow the pregnancy and go for an examination. In this examination, while the health status of the expectant mother is checked, the expectant mother also gets to know the doctor who will follow her and her baby during her pregnancy. In this way, the feeling of security that is most important to pregnant women is achieved. The first stage of the examination is the interview. During this meeting, your doctor will first try to get to know you. Some information that may seem unimportant to you, such as your age, profession, how long you have been married, can give your doctor important clues. Of these, your profession is especially important. Job-related factors can be harmful during pregnancy as well as general health status. Your doctor then questions whether you have a chronic systemic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease. The presence of these diseases is important in that the pregnancy may cause harm to you, as well as hinder the healthy development of your baby. After systemic diseases are reviewed, it is time for more specific gynecological diseases. Clues are sought regarding the existence of conditions that may prevent pregnancy, such as myoma, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, or if the existence of such conditions has been detected before, information is obtained about the treatments applied and their results. Gynecological history is extremely important as some gynecological diseases, congenital anomalies of the uterus and infections can cause difficulty in getting pregnant or miscarriages when pregnant.

Information about your previous pregnancies and their results, which is called obstetric history. It may also give important clues. If you have given birth before, the babies' birth weeks, birth weights, delivery method, labor and characteristics experienced during birth are evaluated. If you have had recurrent miscarriages, birth defects or stillbirths before, your doctor will want to investigate the causes of these and treat them if necessary before allowing you to become pregnant again.

In this first interview, the family history of both the expectant mother and father is questioned, and their ancestry is examined. Investigate whether there is any genetically transmitted anomaly or disease. It breaks. In the presence of such a problem, your doctor may request genetic counseling before pregnancy. Another purpose of the interview is to reveal the life and nutritional habits of the prospective parents.

Medications used regularly or irregularly should be discussed with the physician, and their effects on pregnancy and the baby should be questioned. On the other hand, the presence of allergy and the substances to which one is allergic is also important.

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