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Prenatal Visits

During pregnancy, your body is constantly changing.  As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should begin scheduling prenatal visits with an OB/GYN office of your choice. Your physician or nurse practitioner will monitor changes with you and your growing baby and identify anything that might need to be addressed or corrected early on. Having consistent prenatal care beginning early on in your pregnancy gives you a much better chance of delivering a healthy baby. Getting to know your health care provider during pregnancy also allows you to discuss personal preferences for delivery options. You can also ask about anything from your diet and exercise to breastfeeding after delivery.

Your total number of visits may vary depending upon your pregnancy and your physician's preference; however, typically, you will have a visit:

  • monthly for the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy
  • every two weeks during weeks 28-36
  • weekly from week 36 until delivery

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