If you are thinking about having a baby or are already actively trying for one, it is never too early to start getting ready for pregnancy.

There is growing evidence to show that exposure to metabolic health risk factors in the womb can affect the child even long after birth.

Preconception or pre-pregnancy care with early interventions to set the right habits and conditions can improve one's chances of getting pregnant and minimise the risk of pregnancy complications.

With sustainable nutritional and lifestyle changes, you can give your child the best start in life and make a difference to the health of your future generations.

In this 'Ask the Specialist' Q&A forum, Dr Serene Thain, Consultant from the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), answers your questions on what to do to improve your chances of getting pregnant and minimise the risk of pregnancy complications. KKH is a member of the SingHealth group.

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About Dr Serene Thain

Dr Serene Thain is the Lead of the one-STop Obstetric high RisK (STORK) Centre and a Consultant at the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore.

Dr Thain specialises in high-risk pregnancies especially the care of mothers with medical conditions or with a history of pregnancy complications.

To achieve the best possible outcome for mothers and babies, Dr Thain recommends a holistic approach to the care of pregnant mothers through optimisation of their health and medical conditions in the pre-pregnancy, antenatal and postpartum period.

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