Your first visit is usually scheduled 8 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. We will do a thorough review of your history and perform a physical exam. We will also perform a vaginal ultrasound to confirm dating. We will spend time orienting you to our obstetrical practice and provide information.
Your routine prenatal visits will include weight, blood pressure, urine testing and listening to fetal heart tones. At your 12 week visit we will draw a set of routine prenatal labs.
Prenatal visit and optional quad screen.
Prenatal visit and ultrasound to evaluate anatomy and growth. You will need two separate appointments.
Prenatal visit. Arrange for prenatal classes and pre-register at the hospital.
Prenatal visit and gestational diabetes screen. We will provide you with a glucose (sugar) drink and instructions so that we can do your screen at this visit. We will also check a blood count and perform an antibody screen if you are Rh negative.
30 – 36 weeks
Prenatal visits are every two weeks. We will perform a Group B Strep vaginal culture at your 36-week visit.
36- 40 weeks
Weekly prenatal visits. We will often check your cervix starting at 37-38 weeks to see if you are dilated.
We will generally let you go 7-10 days beyond your due date so long as both you and baby are doing well. Between 40 and 42 weeks we often do some additional testing (non-stress test and ultrasound to check fluid) to ensure that your baby is doing well. An induction of labor is usually scheduled between 41-42 weeks. Yet this may vary depending on your cervical exam and personal history.