Periconceptual medicine is a burgeoning field in medicine. Doctors are now realising that the outcomes of pregnancy are largely determined around the time of conception. The focus is now on optimising early pregnancy and pre-pregnancy health.
Management of any pre-existing medical condition should also be reviewed before attempting pregnancy, be it through natural conception or artificial reproductive treatment.
Couples with family or known history of genetic conditions can be seen for pre pregnancy counselling and a discussion regarding IVF with pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
The easing of restrictions all around Australia due to low COVID-19 infection rates is encouraging, but it is still important that we take precautions to prevent transmission. Face-to-face appointments are available, but we will also continue to offer telehealth services with a Medicare rebate under the COVID-19 temporary MBS telehealth services.
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