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Prenatal Care


Please use this schedule as a guide for prenatal care. Your physician may change this schedule depending on the specific care you need.

6 - 10 Weeks:

  • Due date assignment.
  • Physical examination and Pap smear. 
  • Discuss prenatal vitamins.
  • Prenatal blood tests drawn.
  • Ultrasound - Viability and to determine due date.

12 - 13 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Ultrasound - First trimester screening.

(First trimester screening ultrasound per physicians orders) 

16 - 18 Weeks:

(Consultation for Amniocentesis may be scheduled for patients over the age of 34 by request) 

20 - 22 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Ultrasound - Anatomy Screening.

23 - 26 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Instructions for one hour Glucose Tolerance Test to check for Gestational Diabetes
  • Bottle of Glucose given for the following visit. 
  • Hospital registration booklet provided.
  • Patients who are interested in taking childbirth education classes should register for these classes at the hospital.

26 - 28 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • One hour Glucose Tolerance Test and CBC drawn. Follow written instructions.
  • Patients are usually notified of test results within 1 week. 
  • Rhogam injection will be scheduled at the hospital for patients who have Rh negative blood type.
  • Review information sheet about warning signs of premature labor and fetal movement counts.

30 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.

32 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Check baby's position.
  • Schedule your remaining appointments well in advance through the week of your due date.

34 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Check for the baby's position.

35 – 36 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Review labor precautions and when to call the doctor.
  • Obtain Group Beta Strep Culture and Cervical Exam.

37, 38, 39 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Check for the baby's position
  • A cervical examination may be done.
  • Discuss management plan for delivery on an individual basis.

40 Weeks:

  • Routine OB Visit.
  • Check for the baby's position.
  • Cervical examination.

Routine OB Visit consists of the following:

  • Blood pressure.
  • Urine test.
  • Weight.
  • Listen for fetal heart tones.
  • Check uterine size.

This information is provided as a resource for your prenatal care only. Additional exams may be necessary depending on your specific healthcare needs.

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