It is beneficial to consult with a Perinatologist Miami Beach before pregnancy if you have one or more of the following:
Pre-existing medical condition – Conditions that may need to be monitored in relation to pregnancy include diabetes, lupus, renal disease, and hypertension. A perinatologist can alter the type of medication you’re taking to maintain your health and prevent any adverse effects to your future pregnancies.
Genetic risks – Preconception genetic screening has become more common in recent years as technology has advanced and testing has become more accessible. If you have family members with a certain disease or if you belong to an ethnicity that has a greater risk of developing specific conditions (such as sickle cell disease or Tay-Sachs disease), genetic screening can be used to assess your and your partner’s risk of being a carrier.