Ask an OB-GYN, Series I, Blog 2- Who should have a pre-pregnancy checkup?
If you are planning a pregnancy within the next year, it is a great idea to have a pre-pregnancy visit to meet your Obstetrician and have a pre-pregnancy evaluation. During the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, major developments are occurring with your baby. Most of the organs and body systems have begun to form. Since most women do not realize they are pregnant until they are typically 6 weeks pregnant, by the time you are seen for your first prenatal visit, problems that could have been avoided have possibly begun. Having those problems evaluated before conception may help prevent problems during the pregnancy and may help prevent poor outcomes such as miscarriage. –Dr. Douglas Lawson, Board-certified OB-GYN
Dr. Douglas Lawson is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at the My Linton Clinic Women’s Health Center. As an OB-GYN, he supports women’s health with innovative approaches to care. Specializing in the woman’s reproductive tract, pregnancy, and childbirth with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lawson also believes that healthy people build strong communities. He believes that moving toward healthy is easier with knowledge. As a service to the community, he has volunteered to write a series of blogs, “Ask an OB-GYN”, where he answers common OB-GYN questions and shares his expertise in women’s health and wellness to our communities.
Dr. Lawson graduated from Indiana University’s School of Medicine, completed his residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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