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Maternity Care

First Visit:

  • Orientation to the Practice
  • Discuss Prenatal Vitamins
  • Gather Patient History
  • Assign Due Date
  • Discuss Prenatal Laboratory Testing
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
  • Perform Physical Exam

12-28 Weeks:

  • Visits Every 4 Weeks
  • Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
  • Order Penta Test Between 15 to 20 Weeks if desired
  • Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
  • Sign Up For Childbirth Education Classes and Find Pediatrician

About 28 Weeks:

  • Listen for Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
  • Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
  • Order One-Hour Glucose Test
  • RhoGAM® Shot for Patients with Rh-Negative Blood Type

28-34 Weeks:

  • Visits Every 2 Weeks
  • Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
  • Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine

35 Weeks:

  • Obtain the Group B Strep Culture
  • Listen for Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
  • Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
  • Discuss Labor & Delivery
  • Weekly Visits Begin

35-40 Weeks:

  • Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
  • Check Weight, BP, & Urine
  • Cervical Examination Beginning Around 38 Weeks
  • Discuss Management Plan For Delivery On an Individual Basis
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