Consultative Services

David L. Principe, MD, FACOG

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & Board Certified OB-GYN located in Clifton, NJ

If you’re pregnant or hoping to conceive soon, visiting an experienced OB/GYN can prepare you for a healthy, happy pregnancy. David L. Principe, MD, offers an array of consultative services at their office in Clifton, New Jersey. From genetic counseling to advice on managing high-risk pregnancies, David L. Principe, MD, can help you make well-informed decisions about your health. Call the office today to schedule an appointment.

Consultative Services Q & A

What are consultative services?

Consultative services are the counseling or advice you get that helps you make educated decisions about your health and the health of your unborn baby. While you can seek consultative services at any time, most women schedule a consultation if they have a high-risk pregnancy or inherited conditions that could affect their baby’s health.

What are the most common consultative services?

David L. Principe, MD, provides several consultative services at their office, including:

Genetic counseling

Genetic counseling assesses your risk of passing on an inherited condition to your unborn child. During these counseling sessions, your provider asks you questions about your family and medical histories.

It’s important to tell your provider if you have a family history of conditions like autism, intellectual disabilities, cancer, or birth defects. This information can gauge your risk of passing on an inherited disorder before your provider recommends genetic testing.

Preconception counseling

Preconception counseling can help you make educated decisions about your health before you conceive, ensuring that you’re as healthy as possible once you do become pregnant.

During these counseling sessions, your provider asks you questions about your medical history, family history, diet, activity level, and lifestyle habits. Once they have the information they need, they can recommend supplements, lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and other adjustments that may improve your health before you conceive.

High-risk pregnancy counseling

A high-risk pregnancy means you and your doctor must take extra care to ensure that you’re able to safely carry your baby to term without complications. There are many reasons you can have a high-risk pregnancy, including your age, medical history, weight, and family history. 

With the right care, you and your provider at David L. Principe, MD, can safely and effectively manage your high-risk pregnancy. Some of the preventive treatments they can recommend include supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, additional obstetrical ultrasounds, and bed rest.

Why are consultative services important?

Consultative services can help you prepare for a safe, healthy pregnancy. They can help you identify specific risks that could increase the chances of complications and birth defects. While consultative services can improve the outcome of any pregnancy, they’re particularly helpful for high-risk pregnancies.

To learn more about the consultative services available at David L. Principe, MD, call the office today for an appointment.