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Family Planning Centers Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for family planning centers in Kailua Kona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to pregnancy planning, sex education, parenthood courses, pregnancy tests, and STD screening, as well as advice and content on how to find the right family planning center for you.

Ashley Darlene
(808) 329-5800
75-5744 Alii Dr Ste 237
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Summer Eggleston, MFT, CSAC
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani St.
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Akamai Psychological Services
(808) 329-7268
75-5751 Kuakini Hwy Ste 201i
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Weiss Roger A
(808) 329-7999
Kona Inn Shopping Vlg Ste 239
Kailua Kona, HI
 
YWCA Hawaii Island
(808) 334-1624
75-5759 Kuakini Hwy Ste 103b
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Eggleston Summer MFT CSAC
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani St Ste 200
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Personal Parenting
(808) 327-2123
74-5620 Palani Rd # 101
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kathy Sweetser, MFT
(808) 987-8285
P.O,.Box 1417
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
couples, women in transition
Gender
F
Education
CA Institute of Integral Studies MA
Insurance
I take most insurance
Membership Organizations
AAMFT

Shelley Shane, MA, MFT
(808) 895-0090
P O Box 494
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Brasington Glenn PhD
(808) 334-0420
75-5744 Alii Dr Suite 239
Kailua Kona, HI
 

Planning A Pregnancy

Your health and the health of your baby can greatly benefit from planning your pregnancy. Your physical and emotional well being before conception is essential to your baby's growth and development during pregnancy, so taking steps to ensure that you are ready to have a baby can increase your odds of experiencing a pregnancy without complications.

Before you decide to conceive, see your doctor for a comprehensive medical examination. During this visit, your physician will perform a Pap test and internal exam to ensure that your cervix, ovaries and uterus are in working order, as well as noting your weight. He or she will take a detailed family history, and refer you to a genetic counsellor if there is an increased risk of your baby being born with a genetic disorder. Certain genetic abnormalities are inherited, so your doctor will want to know if there is a history of physical or mental defects in your family. Your ethnicity also plays a part in your prenatal health diseases like sickle cell anemia or Tay-Sachs disease are more prevalent in certain ethnic groups.

If you have a pre-existing chronic condition, or if tests reveal that you have a medical disorder, your doctor will provide you with information on treatment and risks during your pregnancy. If you have ever had a sexually transmitted disease, an abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, your physician needs to know.

A blood test will be performed to see if you have been vaccinated against rubella, a type of measles that can cause birth defects or miscarriage if contracted during pregnancy. You will need to get a vaccine at least three months before you get pregnant if you are not immune.

Now is the time to examine your lifestyle, and eliminate any bad habits. If you smoke, you need to quit now! It can be hard to quit once you are pregnant, and studies have shown that mothers who smoke have babies that are lower in birth weight, and face an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you ...

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