What to Expect at Each Appointment

At each pregnancy appointment, we will talk with you about the expectations for your baby’s development for his or her gestational age and review any risk factors to make sure everything is progressing normally. We will also check your weight, blood pressure, and urine. At certain visits, you may also have additional tests or evaluations.

Weeks 1-8

  • Appointment for a pregnancy test to confirm you are pregnant
  • Prenatal lab work
  • Review pregnancy care and risk factors
  • Talk with you about genetic testing options

Weeks 9-12

  • First pregnancy visit with your doctor and physical exam

Weeks 13-16

  • Follow-up appointment to review your genetic testing options

Weeks 17-20

  • Ultrasound to check your baby’s anatomy

Weeks 21-24

  • Review preterm labor precautions

Weeks 25-28

  • Gestational diabetes lab evaluation

Weeks 29-32

  • Talk with you about the whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine and whether you should have it

Weeks 33-36

  • Check for Group B Strep Infection

Weeks 37-40

  • Term pregnancy: talk about labor precautions
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