Both your physical and emotional well-being are vital to your child birth experience, so it is very important to choose a gynecologist with whom you feel comfortable. Talk to women who have given birth and ask them about their experiences. Visit the doctor for a pre-pregnancy check- up. This way you will get to know if there are any complications. You should feel free to tell your doctor everything starting from your lifestyle, medical and family history and your diet.
Your doctor will check your weight, nutritional status and other medical problems that could affect the baby like diabetes, anemia, sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections etc. Also talk to your doctor if you are taking alternative or herbal medicines. He or she can then advise you on how and why you may need to change your practices. One should be careful with the medicines that are consumed. Some herbal medicines and even seemingly harmless ones like hair fall medicines and acne medicines can have an opposite effect on you when you are pregnant and can in turn affect your child as well. Sometimes patients also need vaccinations before they plan for pregnancy. So it is better to consult it with your doctor.