It generally refers to a well women visit with a doctor where the intended mother sees the doctor before planning a pregnancy for risk assessment and to see whether she is in pink of health to try conceiving. .
It’s meant to assess normal health of a child bearing mother and also at the same time help in identifying
@ Existing risk for women who want to become pregnant
@existing or any emerging illness of disease which may not have been detected before or were unnoticed
@any risks which may affect the foetus if the women become pregnant
@for genetic evaluation if h/o any genetic disorders diagnosed in previous pregnancy and is in family which can be inherited down the family tree.
Preconceptional visit helps in preparing and making the women understand any lifestyle changes required for optimising the chances for a healthy pregnancy
It may also required other then the counselling some basic blood tests and women is advised to start some prenatal vitamins .