Routine Pregnancy Planning and Prenatal Care
If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, a preconception appointment will give you a chance to talk with your obstetricians about your medical history and address any potential concerns. This may include medications you are taking that can affect a healthy pregnancy, and recommended lifestyle changes such as starting prenatal vitamins and limiting smoking or alcohol use.
Your OB Appointments
Many women use a home pregnancy test to learn they are pregnant four to six weeks after conception. Your first OB appointment should be scheduled as close to your eighth week of pregnancy as possible. You’ll see one of our obstetricians, certified nurse-midwives, or nurse practitioners monthly until the 28th week. We’ll perform routine prenatal testing in our offices to monitor your baby’s growth and your overall health. During weeks 28 to 35, you’ll be seen every two weeks, and then every week from 36 weeks until delivery.
Why You See Each OB at the Clinic You Choose
During your pregnancy, your monthly appointments will be with different OB providers at our practice. Our providers perform deliveries on a rotating basis, so meeting each of our providers during your pregnancy ensures you'll be comfortable with the obstetrician who delivers your baby.