Here is what to expect on your first prenatal visit:
Are you pregnant? We love hearing the good news and helping you prepare for your exciting pregnancy journey. If it’s your first pregnancy, you probably have many questions. Our goal is to help you mentally and physically prepare for all the exciting changes ahead.
Your first prenatal visit is longer than future visits. If it’s your first pregnancy, you will want to spend time getting to know your obstetrician. And he or she (Yes, we have both male and female obstetricians) will want to learn more about you and your medical/family history.
It’s the perfect time to discuss what medications you are taking, including vitamins, and your lifestyle habits that could affect your pregnancy, such as smoking, recreational drug use, exercise routines, and caffeine intake.
During the initial visit, your OB will:
- Do a physical exam, including a pelvic and breast exam and possibly a pap smear
- Discuss your maternal health
- Calculate your due date
- Perform routine bloodwork to check your blood type, hemoglobin, and RH status
- Perform a urine test to check for signs of a urinary tract infection
- Check your blood pressure
- Measure your weight and height to calculate your body mass index
- Discuss prenatal testing and genetic screenings
Prenatal care is an integral part of a healthy pregnancy. After your initial visit, your prenatal visits will generally be scheduled monthly for weeks 4-28, twice a month for weeks 28-36, and then weekly from week 36 until your delivery. Our patients who are over the age of 35 may be seen more frequently.
Click HERE to schedule your first prenatal visit.
Preconception Planning: Thinking about having a baby?
At South Miami OB-GYN Associates, we believe it’s never too early to plan for pregnancy. Preconception planning allows you to optimize your health before motherhood. Maternal health is a critical piece of your reproductive health.
Your preconception appointment starts with a conversation about your medical history, lifestyle choices, nutrition, vaccinations, and any underlying health conditions that may impact fertility and pregnancy. Through proactive discussions, we can identify and manage any potential risks, offer guidance on achieving a healthy weight and provide recommendations for prenatal vitamins. Our goal is to empower you to make informed decisions and embark on your journey to parenthood with confidence and a solid foundation for a successful pregnancy and healthy birth.
Increases your chances for a healthy pregnancy and successful childbirth. Schedule your preconceptions appointment in our Downtown Doral or South Miami office today.
Call 305.665.1133 or click HERE to schedule your appointment online.