A lot of problems during pregnancy and later life of the child find their origin in beginning stages of the embryo and the placenta. By adopting a healthy lifestyle you can positively influence the circumstances in which you become pregnant and the result of the pregnancy for both you and the child. That’s why you can visit a midwife for a “trying to conceive”-consultation.
During this consultation the midwife will thoroughly question you about your medical background and lifestyle. This way she can give you information that concerns your specific personal situation. From the consultation it can become apparent that additional bloodtesting is required or that it is necessary to talk to a general practitioner, gynecologist or clinical geneticist (for hereditary research). With the help of the answers to the questions and the (additional) examination it will become apparent how you can prepare yourself for a future pregnancy.