At CHI Health, we want to give you and your baby the best start possible. Plan on starting your prenatal care early and get regular care throughout your pregnancy. Our providers can detect health problems more easily when they see mothers regularly. This allows for early treatment, which can cure or prevent many problems. Our office will ask you to schedule many visits during your pregnancy and each one is important.
Your First OB appointment (8-10 weeks gestation)
This visit will be scheduled with the provider you intend to see throughout your pregnancy. This visit will include a full physical exam and will take the place of your annual well woman exam. Screening tests such as a pap or checking for infections may be done.
Following your First OB appointment, your prenatal "OB check" visits will occur every 4 weeks until you reach 32 weeks gestation. From 32 to 36 weeks gestation you will be seen every 2 weeks. After 36 weeks you will be seen weekly until your delivery. This is just a general schedule, please keep in mind all pregnancies are different and adjustments to the schedule will be made as needed. These visits may include any or all of the following: weight and blood pressure monitoring, additional lab work, fetal heart tones & glucose screening. We will also be working with you through your pregnancy to determine what instruction and support you may need.
Guides to a Health Pregnancy
Read our CHI Health Guide to a Health Pregnancy and Third Trimester Guide.