All women planning pregnancy should be taking prenatal vitamins with at least 800 micrograms of folic acid, for the two months prior to conception.
Many chronic diseases that are present while pregnant follow the rules of thirds. One-third of the time the diseases get better, one third get worse and one third of the time there is no change in the symptoms. These diseases include Asthma and most Rheumatologic disease like Psoriasis or Rheumatoid Arthritis.
All women with a chronic disease should see me before they get pregnant. Give me the opportunity to help ensure your pregnancy will be uneventful by making a plan. Let’s get your blood pressure under control with safe blood pressure medication for pregnancy. Let us get your diabetes under complete control before that positive pregnancy test.
Lastly, if you have had multiple pregnancy losses I need to see you before you try again, there are many correctable and treatable causes for recurrent miscarriages.