Planning Your Pregnancy
Writer / Lisa Mitchell
Photographer / Demi Lawrence
Deciding to start a family is something that many couples could not be more excited about. That excitement, however, can turn into stress or worry if you don’t feel like you are prepared to begin trying to conceive or don’t have all of the answers you are looking for to start down the path of parenthood in the healthiest and most well-informed way possible. That’s where the new Fishers location of the OB/GYN of Indiana can help you.
With six dedicated physicians at the Fishers office, you can count on being given individual attention and the caring approach that is so reassuring during this exciting and sometimes confusing time. Their state-of-the-art facility is connected to the new Fishers St. Vincent Hospital, which offers the convenience of Labor and Delivery close to home and OB/GYN of Indiana specialists available on-site 24 hours a day to care for all of your needs throughout the entire process.
For many couples, timing is everything, and that includes the timing of preparing to conceive. The goal, of course, is to have a healthy pregnancy, and part of that is planning ahead and making sure that you are as well prepared yourself as possible prior to conceiving. The doctors of OB/GYN of Indiana have a few tips for you to consider as you prepare to embark on the pregnancy journey.
The best way to enter into a pregnancy is to be living an active and healthy lifestyle prior to conceiving. This includes eating well and adhering to recommended guidelines in regards to what should be avoided. It also means being physically active and on a regular exercise routine. If you smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any type, those activities should cease prior to conceiving to ensure a healthy internal environment for conception. Pregnancy is a taxing time on your body, so the healthier and more physically prepared you are, the better equipped you are to conceive successfully.
The doctors of OB/GYN of Indiana also provide guidance and information on other issues that are of concern in the preconception timeframe. It’s common to have questions and concerns, and they want to walk beside you through the entire process to ensure that you are well-informed and completely prepared for what to expect during this time. Common questions that they receive from their patients include:
• How soon prior to trying to conceive should I stop taking birth control?
• How much does my age matter when it comes to getting pregnant?
• Should I be concerned about being over/under weight?
• What should I know about the Zika virus, and how can I protect myself?
• What if I can’t get pregnant?
There are so many questions that weigh on patient’s minds, and the staff at OB/GYN of Fishers is happy to provide answers to help guide you through the process. They recommend scheduling a Preconception Check-Up with one of their doctors to specifically address your concerns and work together to put a conception plan in place to increase your odds of success. They want to make the journey to parenthood enjoyable and as stress free as possible.
For more information, contact OB/GYN of Indiana Specialists at 317-872-1415 or visit them online at obgynindiana.com.