Pregnancy is the happiest feeling for a couple. However, it is always wise to be prepared in advance and take proper steps to ensure you have a smooth pregnancy and you deliver a healthy baby. 'Preconception care' is a preventive step for you as a couple and for the child you're planning to conceive. Read More
Did you know that there are more than 3000 inherited disorders in humans? Collectively these disorders affect nearly 1% of the birth.
Preconception screening helps to identify any possible risk to your baby even before you conceive. It helps to study mutations in DNA in 552 genes to test over 590 diseases. This screening helps to determine diseases that can affect the baby during birth or during early childhood.
The risk factors are:
The first step of a preconception health screening is a detailed review of your medical health and lifestyle, followed by counselling based on the findings. Our gynecologist will discuss about your medical history, vaccination, gynecological & obstetric condition & any emotional or social aspect, your lifestyle, smoking & alcohol consumption, diet & nutrition and any exposure to environmental toxins that may be relevant to your health.
Prenatal screen includes:
Based on your medical history and ethnic background, additional tests may be recommended. Both you and your spouse need to be screened at the same time to ensure if you carrying the risk of mutation of the same gene which will affect the newborn.
A proper preconception counselling and checkup will help you take any corrective measure, such as medical intervention, lifestyle changes, food habits etc. This will help you in your future pregnancies.
At Fortis, Bangalore, we use innovative technologies to ensure we analyse any genetic variation and mutations that makes delivering a healthy baby possible. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and latest diagnostics for preconception care.
The USP of our center is:
Our preconception screening package is designed to help young couples who are looking to start a family, take a carefully planned approach. We ensure the tests are done on time and our team of doctors will guide you for the next course of action and advise any lifestyle changes as needed. Pregnancy is one of the most joyous and nervous time for a couple and Fortis ensures that we are with you always.Read Less