A/Prof Fong can conduct a preconception health screening for you prior to your pregnancy. Such screening helps check for any existing medical condition, genetic diseases or infectious diseases that could be passed down to your baby if you get pregnant. Also, if you have pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, A/Prof Fong can advise you on your long-term medications should you decide to try for a baby.
What’s Included in
+ Consultation with A/Prof Fong
+ Ultrasound examination
+ Various blood tests
- To determine your blood type and full blood count
- To test for Hepatitis
- To test for Rubella (which can cause fetal abnormalities if there is an infection)
- To test for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
The Importance of Pre-Pregnancy Care
While most women and married couples are aware of antenatal care, not many are aware of the importance of pre-pregnancy care. Most couples simply assume that pre-pregnancy care is simply taking folic acid daily – that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Caring for your pregnancy often starts even before pregnancy begins hence the term “pre-pregnancy care”. This is ever more important with an increasing number of women having babies later in life. In such cases, it is important for a couple to manage your own health even before pregnancy begins.