Proper prenatal care safeguards the mother’s health and offers her the opportunity to learn about changes her body will through as pregnancy advances. Prenatal visits include checking blood pressure, the baby’s growth and position as well as heart rate; and routine lab tests, with referrals for ultrasounds and genetic testing as necessary.
We also inform you about community programs and resources, and consult on nutrition, sleep and other factors affecting your health and comfort during pregnancy. Regular prenatal visits take place once a month until the 28th week of your pregnancy, then every two weeks until the 36th week, and then once a week until your baby’s birth.
Prenatal appointments last from 30 to 45 minutes, allowing time for the free flow of questions and information that will allow you to make informed decisions about your care. Family members and support people are always welcome to accompany you to appointments.