The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Preconception Care

For all women considering pregnancy we recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking 400mcg Folic Acid daily. Talk to your GP if you have any health concerns, have a long term health condition or need support.

Screening, diagnostic and genetic counselling services are offered to couples who have a family history or personal history of genetic illness, or a previously affected pregnancy.

The risk of fetal abnormality is assessed and couples are informed about the choices available to them, given psychological support.

This includes screening for chromosome abnormalities, fetal anomalies, haemoglobinopathies, Tay Sachs disease, Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy.