Prenatal treatment is important for the health of both you and your baby. Frequent prenatal checkup appointments are highly recommended and fairly standard across the country. It is important that you keep all of your appointments with your obstetrician so you and your baby will be ready for its arrival.
The First 28 Weeks
During the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy, your doctor will want to see you about once per month. During your appointments, your doctor will monitor your blood pressure and other vitals, check the size of the baby, and discuss with you what to expect over the next month. During some appointments, your doctor may request that you have an ultrasound to see the baby, check development, and more accurately measure size. Your doctor will listen to your baby’s heartbeat at every visit as well.
Weeks 28 to 36
During this stage of your pregnancy, your doctor will want to see you about every two weeks. The doctor will be further monitoring the development and size of the baby, as well as your health. Another ultrasound may be done during this time if the doctor has any concerns.
The Final Stretch
During the last month of your pregnancy, your doctor will want to see you every week. Each week, the doctor will monitor the size of the baby. The doctor will also be checking your cervix for dilation and will address any concerns about premature labor. During this last month, you may also be scheduled for Caesarean section or labor induction.
If you are expecting, our professional and experienced staff is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment. We look forward to working with you to bring your bundle of joy into the world.