Family Planning

Georgia Center for Women

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA & Emory Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Family planning services help you determine freely the number and spacing of your children. At Georgia Center for Women, you can take advantage of family planning services that include counseling and education. Call the Atlanta, Emory, or Morrow, Georgia, location today or book an appointment online to take advantage of the expert and compassionate family planning services.

Family Planning Q & A

What is included in family planning services?

At Georgia Center for Women, you can take advantage of a wide variety of family planning services. These include:

  • Preconception counseling
  • Birth control
  • Infertility workups
  • Counseling for unplanned pregnancies
  • Pregnancy options for women with underlying medical issues

Family planning may also include education about sexually transmitted infections and information about adoption.

What is included in infertility workups?

If you and your partner have been trying actively to get pregnant for one year, or six months if you’re older than 35, you may seek infertility consultations. If your period is irregular or you have a known fertility complication, you may also consider an infertility workup.

The evaluation includes exams and tests to determine why you’re having trouble becoming pregnant. The most common reason for female infertility is irregular or absent ovulation, while men most commonly have problems with how sperm are made or how they function.

If the reason for infertility is found, it may be treated. But even in cases of undetermined infertility, you may successfully become pregnant.

How does birth control help with family planning?

If you’re not yet ready to have children or your family is complete, contraception is a must. The team at Georgia Center for Women provide information about various types of birth control, including barrier methods, hormonal contraception, IUDs, and sterilization. Which option is best for you depends on your family planning goals, health, and personal preferences.

What is included in preconception counseling?

Preconception counseling intends to help you have the most successful pregnancy possible. The goal is to determine if there are any potential risks to you or your baby during pregnancy and to address any possible medical issues you may have. The doctors at Georgia Center for Women discuss issues including your:

  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • Current medications
  • Weight
  • Workplace hazards
  • Exercise and diet

You’ll receive recommendations as to how to become healthier before you become pregnant to reduce your risk of complications.

For all of your family planning needs, trust the experts at Georgia Center for Women. Call the location nearest you or book an appointment using the online tool.

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