Prenatal Visits

 

Prenatal Visits

Prenatal visits allow your doctor to monitor your health, the progress of the pregnancy and identify any potential problems.

Throughout your pregnancy, you will see your doctor on a regular basis. These visits provide a good opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns and learn more about your pregnancy.  A typical schedule for prenatal visits is:

  • Weeks 4 to 28:        1 visit per month
  • Weeks 28 to 36:      2 visits per month
  • Weeks 36 to birth:   1 visit per week

If your pregnancy is high risk your doctor will most likely see you more often.

The first prenatal visit may be longer and more involved than later visits and may include:

  • Detailed health history
  • Identification of medical problems
  • Discuss any medications being taken
  • Complete physical exam including a pelvic exam
  • Lab tests
  • Check weight and blood pressure
  • Calculate due date
  • Schedule for your prenatal care

Later prenatal visits will probably be shorter and may include:

  • Checking your weight and blood pressure
  • Measuring your abdomen to check your baby’s growth (middle and late pregnancy)
  • Listening for the baby’s heartbeat (after the 12th week of pregnancy)
  • Tests and screenings based on your age, health history, ethnic background, or the results of other tests.
  • Answering any questions that you have concerning your pregnancy

 

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Women’s Care Florida is dedicated to providing women with outstanding and personalized healthcare services in Florida. Patients seeking professional obstetrics and gynecology care are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with us today. 

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