women who want to become pregnant
women who do not want to become pregnant
We know that women who improve their health before pregnancy can
be healthier mothers and have healthier babies. Healthier women have
less chance of having problems with pregnancy, such as gestational
diabetes, miscarriage, or preterm labor. Their babies have less chance
for problems, such as preterm birth, low birth weight, high birth weight
In partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health, The Women’s
Medicine Collaborative is pleased to be part of a national effort to
promote preconception health, because we know that every baby
deserves a healthy mother.
Living a healthy lifestyle is a way to show love to yourself and your
future baby, long before a baby is in the plans.
“We want every woman to know that taking a few steps toward becoming
healthier before pregnancy, such as working with her health care
provider to control and treat medical conditions, quitting smoking, and
avoiding alcohol if trying to get pregnant, can bring a lifetime of
benefits to a woman and her future babies,” says Lucia Larson, MD,
director of obstetric medicine.
For women who do not want to start a family, they should also be
healthy and take care of themselves so they can achieve their goals and
Show Your Love for yourself and
future baby by engaging in positive preconception health.
If you are a woman with underlying medical issues and you are pregnant
or planning a pregnancy, your health care needs are unique. Our multidisciplinary obstetric medicine service (MOMS) is dedicated to serving the
special and diverse needs of women with medical conditions before,
during and after pregnancy.
Our providers are nationally and internationally recognized specialists
in obstetric medicine, maternal-fetal medicine, gastroenterology,
pulmonology, endocrinology, rheumatology, cardiology, infectious
diseases and behavioral medicine.
We provide consultations for patients referred by obstetricians,
midwives, gynecologists, internists and specialists or you may call us
Read more about MOMS or call 401-793-5700 to
schedule an appointment.