Many women think that getting birth control is all there is to family planning, but the best family planning includes medical care that helps you prepare for the future. Comprehensive family planning gives you the optimal chance of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.
One risk factor women often don’t think about is age. After the age of 30, the average woman is less fertile as they were in their 20s. If you’re approaching 35 -- an age when the chance of getting pregnant begins to significantly decline -- it may be time to consider planning for a family.
Preconception counseling is another important family planning service, because the state of your health at the time you conceive has a big impact on your pregnancy and the health of your baby. Lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking too much alcohol, and a variety of chronic health conditions can cause problems like early delivery or a low birth weight baby. Dr. Saunders can help you get any worrisome issues under control before you conceive.
What factors must be considered before choosing birth control? A variety of issues should be taken into account to be sure you get the birth control method that’s best for you. The first information to consider is the effectiveness and possible side effects associated with each type of contraceptive. Your medical history is a big factor because some women may need to avoid hormones. You’ll also want to think about how soon you may want to have children because some methods can be reversed more quickly than others. On the flip side, you may be ready to consider a long-term or more permanent solution. Many other personal factors should be considered, such as whether you’ll remember to insert a barrier method every time you have sex.
What type of birth control is available at The MediSpa & Gynecology? Dr. Saunders offers all of the different types of birth control that are available. Some of your choices include:
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