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Prenatal Office Visit Schedule

6-8 Weeks – Prenatal Education Class

  • The Prenatal Education Class (OB Class) is offered to all new OB patients – highly recommended for first-time parents or if you are new to our clinic. It is a two-hour class held in the evening which reviews clinic policies, testing done during pregnancy, normal pregnancy symptoms, and changes to expect with pregnancy. The class briefly discusses breastfeeding, nutrition, exercise, travel, chemical exposure, and information regarding medications. It is recommended that this class be taken before your first new OB appointment. There is no cost for this initial Prenatal Education Class.

8 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Patient health and obstetric history reviewed
  • Full physical exam and Pap smear performed
  • Routine prenatal labs drawn
  • Discuss genetic testing options

12 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Review genetic screening options
  • Schedule genetic screening if desired
  • Start fetal heart tone checks

16 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • QUAD screen (second trimester genetic screen), if desired
  • AFP drawn if first trimester genetic screening done
  • Amniocentesis offered, if indicated
  • Anatomy ultrasound scheduled for next visit

20 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Anatomy ultrasound

24 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Glucose drink given for diabetes testing at 28 week visit
  • Hemoglobin check
  • Third trimester folder handed out, contains the following info:
    • Hospital Registration Form
    • Fetal Movement Record
    • Breastfeeding Information
    • Pediatrician Information
    • Postpartum Depression Information
    • Preterm Labor Information
    • Group B Strep Testing Information

28 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • One hour glucose test (diabetes screening)
  • If blood type Rh negative, blood test and RhoGAM given

30 Weeks – Clinic Visit

32 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Start fetal movement record

34 Weeks – Clinic Visit

36 Weeks – Clinic Visit

  • Hemoglobin checked
  • Group B Strep culture done
  • Cervical exam

37 Week till Delivery – Weekly Clinic Visit

  • Cervical exam