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prenatalThe information below illustrates a 'typical' schedule for prenatal care.  If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may need to have additional tests and see your physician more frequently. In these cases, your physician will discuss an adjusted schedule with you.

First Visit (8-10 weeks):

  • Comprehensive history and physical exam
  • PAP Smear (if indicated) and cervical cultures
  • Blood and urine testing
  • Ultrasound

From 12-28 Weeks:

  • Visits every 4 weeks to:
    • Check weight, blood pressure, and urine
    • Check growth of uterus and fetal heart tones
  • Testing:
    • 11-14 weeks and 16-19 weeks; optional genetic testing
    • 18-20 weeks; comprehensive ultrasound (Level II)
    • 28 weeks; check for anemia and diabetes
    • If Rh Negative, Rhogam shot at 28 weeks

From 28-35 Weeks:

  • Visits every 2-3 weeks to:
    • Check weight, blood pressure, and urine
    • Check growth of uterus and fetal heart tones
  • Testing:
    • 35-36 weeks; vaginal swab for Group B Strep

36 Weeks Through Delivery:

  • Visits every week to:
    • Check weight, blood pressure, and urine
    • Check growth of uterus and fetal heart tones
  • 37 weeks to delivery:
    • Cervical exams to check for dilation
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