Is Family Planning Right For You?

(Originally Posted on Aug 2, 2015)

Many young women may not think too far into the future when it comes to planning a family. In fact, it might not even be on their radar yet. However, this is a very smart and effective way to have a family when the time is right for you. There are many benefits to being proactive in this area of your life, and here are just a few of the reasons why family planning is a great option.

Preconception care

When you choose to make a plan for when you want to have children, then you will have the ability to make sure that your body is in a healthy state when it happens. You gynecologist will be able to give you the preconception care that is necessary. This isn’t something that can be done in a single visit, but it happens over time. You’ll get the expert guidance needed to be a strong carrier for your baby, and help reduce certain risks such as birth defects. In the same vein, you’ll also be protecting yourself from certain risks of pregnancy.

You have the opportunity to be financially ready

It’s true that you’ll never be as financially prepared as you want to when you have a baby. However, with family planning, you’ll be in a much better place. You’ll have time to save for their first few years, and even start savings for school tuitions and a larger home. Being informed about the cost of a child is going to be important to you and your family today and in the future.

You’ll have an understanding of how to prevent pregnancy

Some people are more at risk than others when it comes to unwanted pregnancies. This can be a very trying time in a woman’s life. Some woman may not understand when they are at risk for getting pregnant, while others might not follow the correct practices that can help prevent pregnancy, even if they do know them.

Having the education of family planning will allow you to understand the risks, the preventative tools, and the best practices for ensuring you’re following the path that you set out for yourself. These informed choices will give you the ability to empower yourself and act on an educated level.

Talk to your gynecologist

If you are thinking about having a family, or you know you aren’t ready yet, but will be someday in the future, talk to your gynecologist. They will be able to give you the proper counseling that you need in order to get started on your journey. Giving birth is an amazing experience, and when you choose to utilize a family planning strategy, you’ll be more prepared and more confident in your decisions.

If you are in the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach area, and are thinking about planning a family, then don’t hesitate to call us today at 561-434-0111. We’re here for you and all of your feminine needs. It’s our passion to keep you healthy and happy during all of the stages in your life.

Author
Dr. Sylvia Siegfried

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