Preconception counselling

It provides an opportunity to discuss your medical history, lifestyle habits, and any potential risk factors that may impact your fertility and pregnancy.


Preconception counseling is an important step for couples who are planning to have a baby. It involves discussing your medical history, lifestyle, and any potential risk factors that may affect your fertility and pregnancy. The goal of preconception counseling is to identify and address any health issues that may impact your ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy.

Why is Preconception Counseling Important?

Preconception counseling is important because it provides an opportunity for couples to discuss any health concerns and make lifestyle changes that can improve their chances of having a healthy pregnancy. During the counseling session, your healthcare provider will ask you about your medical history, lifestyle habits, and any medications or supplements you may be taking. They may also perform a physical exam and order laboratory tests to assess your overall health.

Based on the information gathered during the counseling session, your healthcare provider will provide recommendations for maintaining a healthy pregnancy, such as improving your diet, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and getting vaccinated against certain diseases. They may also advise you on the best time to conceive and provide information about genetic testing and other prenatal screening options.

Benefits of Preconception Counseling

Preconception counseling provides several benefits, including:

  1. Improved Fertility: By addressing any health concerns and making lifestyle changes, preconception counseling can help improve your fertility and increase your chances of conceiving.

  2. Healthy Pregnancy: By taking steps to optimize your health before pregnancy, you can reduce your risk of complications during pregnancy and ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

  3. Reduced Risk of Birth Defects: Preconception counseling can help identify any genetic conditions or risk factors that may impact your pregnancy, allowing for early intervention and reduced risk of birth defects.

  4. Peace of Mind: Preconception counseling provides peace of mind by ensuring that you are fully prepared for pregnancy and equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to have a healthy pregnancy.


Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi


Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
It's a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
Very good consultation...and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
sonali manure
sonali manure
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before your first appointment, one of our clinical care coordinators will call you to discuss your case and review what appointments to expect. The clinical care coordinator will make sure all appointments are arranged in a timely fashion. Each of our patients is unique and treated individually, and the schedule of doctors you see will be tailored specifically to your needs. The doctors will discuss your care options with you and answer any questions that you may have regarding your diagnosis and management.

We are dedicated to helping pregnant women and their families after a significant birth defect or genetic condition has been detected. Specialists from both obstetrics and pediatrics work together as a team to determine the best way to care for you and your unborn baby, both during and after your pregnancy.

Whenever possible, we create an integrated appointment plan, so that you can meet with the multiple subspecialists involved in your case. Some patients come here for a second opinion and go back to their obstetrician. Other patients transfer their care to Columbia as their delivery date approaches to make sure their baby immediately receives the necessary specialized pediatric care after birth.


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