Your first prenatal visit

When should
I have my first prenatal visit?As soon as you get a positive home pregnancy test, call to schedule an appointment with your obstetrician, family physician, or
midwife. can always switch to another caregiver when you find the one you
want to stick with.

Many practitioners will schedule
your first visit for when you’re about 8 weeks pregnant.

If you’re taking any medications or think you may have been exposed to a hazardous substance, ask to speak
to the doctor or midwife
about it as soon as possible.

Your first visit will probably be the longest unless you encounter problems along the way. At this and all future prenatal checkups, don’t be afraid to raise any issues you’ve been wondering about. If questions come up between appointments, it
may help to keep a running list.

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Inside pregnancy: Weeks 1 to 9

A 3D animated look at a baby in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Read on to see what you can expect your doctor or midwife to do on your first visit. If it’s available in your area, you’ll also
be offered a nuchal translucency screening type
of ultrasound done at 11 to 13 weeks). Das lernpaket ist somit meine Webseite die optimale vorbereitung für dein mathe-abitur. Together, the blood test and the ultrasound are known as the first trimester combined screening.

If you’re at
high risk for having a baby with a genetic condition, you’ll likely be offered noninvasive prenatal

testing (NIPT) in your first trimester. This is a blood test that can detect Down syndrome and some other chromosomal conditions at 10 weeks of pregnancy
or later. But if you don’t have any medical issues or concerns,
it may not be part of the routine. Here’s
what’s typical:

In some cases, your practitioner will
also do a skin test to see whether you’ve been exposed to tuberculosis.

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