Preconception Counseling | Planning | MedStar Health
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If you are contemplating a pregnancy, preconception counseling may be an option for you. Preconception planning involves a detailed conversation with a knowledgeable provider to discuss concerns about a potential pregnancy.

Our specialists are experienced in providing information and counseling services to couples, and we can help you move ahead with your plans to expand your family.

You may be wondering if preconception counseling is the right thing for you and your family. Here is what you can expect to discuss with your healthcare provider during a preconception meeting:

  • Overall health of both partners and any underlying medical or surgical concerns
  • Previous pregnancy or infertility concerns
  • Medication use
  • Immunization and infectious history
  • Family histories, including genetic disorders
  • Concerns regarding exposure to any chemicals that may affect your pregnancy

Our staff includes specialists in many different areas of maternal and fetal health, including expert genetic counselors and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. For patients who live with chronic conditions requiring a daily medication regimen, our reproductive toxicologist can help determine the potential exposure of the fetus to the medications, and the risks and benefits of continuing your medication.

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

MedStar Harbor Hospital

3001 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

201 E. University Pkwy.
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC, 20007

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

18101 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7503 Surratts Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735

MedStar St Mary's Hospital

25500 Point Lookout Rd.
Leonardtown, MD 20650

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

MedStar Health: Primary Care at Dundalk Professional Center

1576 Merritt Blvd.
Ste. 14
Dundalk, MD 21222

MedStar Health: Primary Care at Honeygo Center

5009 Honeygo Center Dr.
Ste. 216
Perry Hall, MD 21128

MedStar Health: Medical Center at Lafayette Centre

1133 21st St., NW
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

MedStar Health: Women's Health at Waldorf

7501 Surratts Rd.
Suite 308
Clinton, MD 20735


MedStar Health: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Glover Park

2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
3rd Fl., Ste.300
Washington, DC 20007