Counseling is helpful when planning to become pregnant. During preconception counseling, our providers may ask questions about obstetric history (previous births, miscarriages or abortions), gynecological history, medical history, genetic concerns and even any mental health issues that need to be considered before attempting to conceive. Our doctors may order blood tests as well, to help confirm a woman is at her physical, emotional and mental best to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Your partner’s health and genetics are also taken into account when making the decision to try and conceive.