Family Planning/Pre-Conception Counseling
Convenient locations in Raleigh, Holly Springs and Panther Creek.
Convenient locations in Raleigh, Holly Springs and Panther Creek
As physicians, we believe strongly in empowering women to choose when and how to grow their families. Access to family planning is essential to building strong families. We’re here to give you the tools and education you need to make the best choices for yourself and the people you care about most.
Whether your idea of “family planning” is delaying pregnancy or planning for a baby, the first step is a consultation and physical exam to give your doctor a baseline measure of your lifestyle, needs and gynecologic health.
Dr. Gunter has been my OB-GYN for more than 15 years, including the birth of 2 babies who are now teenagers! He has a wonderful, caring bedside manner and has always been highly professional.
PREVENTING OR DELAYING PREGNANCY
If you’d like to prevent or delay pregnancy, we can help you explore the many available birth control options and choose one that’s a perfect fit for your body and your lifestyle.
- Birth control pills
- Long term reversible contraception (LARC), IUDs and implants
- Vaginal rings
- Injectable contraceptives
- Emergency contraception
- Tubal ligation for permanent sterilization
We can help you with answers to questions like:
- How each birth control method helps to prevent pregnancy
- How much each method costs
- Whether you are ready for a baby
- What health risks you face with pregnancies and unprotected sex
- Why your partner should be a part of the counseling sessions
- Why it is important for both of you to use birth control until you are ready to have a baby
Many women often face problems related to how much family planning services cost, limited access to public services, and low or no insurance coverage. Counseling helps women delay pregnancy regardless of their income, education level, or age.
Research has proven that family planning services not only give women more control over the size of their families, but also improve outcomes for mothers and their babies. Women who receive help with family planning learn about the breastfeeding process and its benefits, ways to recognize and deal with postpartum depression, and much more. If you’re ready to add a new baby to your family, our preconception services will help you get off to the healthiest possible start.
Women in their reproductive years benefit from advice on when to get pregnant and how to take care of themselves at every step. Our aim is to educate and support women and their partners on every aspect of starting a family. A planned pregnancy helps a woman conceive, deliver, and raise a healthy baby. Proper planning also reduces the incidence of social and financial problems that result from unplanned pregnancies.
Your Family Planning/Pre-Conception Counseling will be performed at North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery.
Our family planning services include:
- Gynecologic exams
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment
- Preconception counseling
- Vaccination recommendations
- Nutrition planning and weight loss counselling
- Baseline fertility testing
- Genetic counseling and testing or referral as appropiate
- Pregnancy testing
Informed choices are vital for both men and women. Our programs are set up to support couples at any stage of life to start a healthy family. By enlisting the support of North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery early in your family-building process, you’ll have an ally and advisor who can answer any questions you may have along the way, as well as an obstetric expert to ensure that you and your baby receive optimal care throughout your pregnancy and birth.
CONTACT US TODAY
Starting a family with access to counseling and medical services at North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery. At Holly Springs can give you improved peace of mind. Reach out to us today and let us help you in this journey.