For the pregnancy to progress normally, a prior consultation is recommended. This consultation is based on promoting health, assessing the reproductive risks and concerns actions taken due to the risks and illnesses discovered. We recommend this to take place a year prior to the start of the pregnancy.
Pre-pregnancy risk assessment: it is performed by gathering information on the medical, personal, reproductive, family, social habits and environmental exposure background. A clinical physical exam is required in order to identify possible signs of systemic or gynaecological diseases. This involves a general exam, blood pressure, weight and height measurements and a genital and breast exam.