Family Planning preparing for the future

Family planning provides ways for couples to have the number of children they desire by helping women get pregnant through infertility treatments and space out of limit their pregnancies through contraception.  Spacing out and limiting pregnancies has a significant impact on a women’s health, her well-being as well as the result of each pregnancy.

Our family planning services are here to support any woman and her sexual and reproductive health.  Our specialists provide you with advice and guidance on the options available to you to space out your pregnancies, which have proven to be essential to the overall health of the mother but for that of the children as well.

What is Family Planning?

Family planning encompasses a series of medical and social activities which allow couples to attain the desired number of children while determining the spacing of the pregnancies.  While often associated with birth control, family planning services also includes other options and consists of methods to assist women who have infertility challenges.  Lifespan’s family planning program is designed to help women have the number of children they want while maintaining their health and that of their children.

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Our family planning clinic also assists young women who are at a higher degree of risk of developing health issues or serious challenges from carrying a pregnancy and giving premature birth.  Women who must prevent pregnancies due to an immediate critical health risk can also benefit from family planning services.

Evidence proves that women who have more than four children are at a greater risk of heart failure as a result of additional pregnancies or birthing.  Furthermore, women whose pregnancies are not spaced out sufficiently can also develop serious health problems.  These are just a few topics addressed in our family planning services as we offer a variety of methods to permit women to make educated decisions regarding when to have children and how many to plan for.

Planning for Your Future Family

We answer and address all of your questions and concerns regarding family planning. Schedule an appointment with our family planning specialists today.

What to Expect at Your Family Planning Appontment

Having a family planning specialist assist you every step of the way towards your family’s future is very beneficial to mothers who need the peace of mind and reassurance.  Your appointment will involve seeing a counselor and possibly a clinician, depending on your needs.  If this is your first appointment, we will need you to disclose your medical history, your overall health and other personal information.  The counselor will discuss birth control methods, reproductive health, and much more during your visit.

Depending on your goals, you might also go through a medical exam including urine tests, blood tests, a Pap smear and possibly a breast exam.  The key is to remember that our family planning specialists are here to serve you.  This is a great opportunity to ask your most important questions and to address any concerns you have regarding planning for your family.