Prenatal Visits

You can expect your initial prenatal visit to take one to one and one half hours. Please bring the following completed forms to your first visit. During your appointment, we will review your medical history and will give you a complete physical examination. In addition, we will perform laboratory tests. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please remember to bring your current insurance card as well.

What to bring to your first visit:

  1. Prenatal Packet completed to the best of your ability
  2. Insurance Card

After your first visit, you will be scheduled a return visit every four weeks for the first seven months of your pregnancy. During the eighth month, you will be seen every two weeks, and weekly visits will be scheduled during the last month. At each prenatal visit you will be weighed, have your blood pressure taken, asked to give a urine specimen, and asked questions about any problems you might have. In addition, the physician or nurse practitioner will listen to your baby’s heart beat and measure the height of your uterus (to make sure your baby is growing at the rate it should be). Any questions you have will be answered during your visit.

If your pregnancy is considered “high risk” or if problems develop during the pregnancy, you may have more frequent visits. Please feel free to ask questions and to let us know of any concerns you have so that we might help you understand what is going on.

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