Why should I see my OBGYN if I want to get pregnant?

Dr. Ashley B. Briggs, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Your OBGYN can be a great guide if you're planning to get pregnant. In this video, Dr. Ashley Briggs lists a number of topics that should be discussed with your OBGYN if you want to have a baby.

Before getting pregnant, talk to your OBGYN about preconception health care. Your doctor will want to discuss your health history and any medical conditions you currently have that could affect a pregnancy. He or she also will discuss any previous pregnancy problems, medicines that you currently are taking, vaccinations that you might need, and steps you can take before pregnancy to prevent certain birth defects.

If your doctor has not talked with you about this type of care―ask about it.

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