Even in the midst of the pandemic it is still very important to come in for your prenatal visits.
We recommend that you start your prenatal care early! Give us a call a soon as you find you are pregnant so we can schedule your visit. We typically recommend coming in for an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy between 6-8weeks of gestation.
What is prenatal care? Prenatal care describes the medical care a person gets during their pregnancy. As part of your prenatal care, the doctor or midwife will:
●Figure out when your baby is due
●Talk to you about nutrition, physical activity, work, and common pregnancy complaints, such as morning sickness, heartburn, and backache
●Talk to you about things to avoid, such as alcohol, smoking, and some drugs and chemicals
●Monitor your health to watch for problems or things that make your pregnancy high risk
●Monitor your baby’s health to check that they are growing well
●Talk with you about pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and make a plan for your labor and delivery
●Talk with you about taking care of yourself and your baby after the birth
●Do tests to check you and your baby for different health conditions