WHAT TO EXPECT IN A PRENATAL VISIT
We recommend that you make an appointment for your first prenatal visit as soon as you know you are pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test. Whether you have already given birth before or this is your first baby, we can help you maximize your health and comfort during any stage of your pregnancy. During your prenatal appointments, we will monitor your physical and emotional health, your baby’s progress, and address any concerns you have along the way.
Your prenatal care will include:
A complete review of your health history and genetic history
A physical assessment
An ultrasound if needed
A conversations about the progress of your pregnancy from your view
As your pregnancy progresses, we will also offer a variety of prenatal testing, recommendations for newborn classes and childbirth education classes, and put together a birth plan. It is also very important to go over a number of relevant topics, such as maintaining a healthy diet, maintaining exercise, when and how you can travel, when and how you can have sex during pregnancy, and what types of physical changes to expect.
A pregnant body has a lot of adapting to do and sometimes symptoms accompany those changes. We are your resource for questions about those changes. Sometimes symptoms are intense, but harmless and sometimes symptoms are mild but medically significant. We encourage phone calls and access to us through the medical record portal.