We view prenatal visits not solely as an opportunity to provide medical care, but also as an opportunity to answer any questions you may have and ensure you have access to all the resources you need to have a normal birth and a healthy and joyful pregnancy. We recommend that you schedule your first prenatal visit 8 -10 weeks after the first day of your last period. This enables us to refer you for prenatal screening and diagnostic tests, should you decide that you want them. the schedule below is an approximate guide to when you will typically be seen for prenatal care and may be modified as appropriate. Visits will take place in our design district office.
1st visit: 8-10 weeks (prenatal lab work/prenatal testing decision-making)
2nd visit: 15-16 weeks (spina bifida/sequential screening test if desired)
3rd visit: 21-23 weeks
4th visit: 27-28 weeks (glucose/anemia screening)
5th visit: 32 weeks (position check, order birth kit, arrange tub rental)
6th visit: 34 weeks (review of supplies for birth)
7th visit: 36 weeks (1st home visit / GBS screening)
8th-12th visit: after 36 weeks you will have weekly prenatal visits until you go into labor.