Routine Pregnancy Appointments

Here is an overview of what you can expect at each appointment throughout your pregnancy.

Your First Appointment
{ between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy }
  • General Info - your personal and family history information will be reviewed. Your provider will perform a physical exam and usually a Pap test. A routine blood test will also be done.
  • Ultrasound - you will have a transvaginal ultrasound to see the embryo development and to verify your due date.
  • Nurse Talk - a nurse will talk about what to expect as your pregnancy progresses, answer any questions you may have, and give you information to read.


Pregnancy Checks
{ once every month after your first appointment through 28 weeks of pregnancy }
  • General Info - your weight and blood pressure are checked at each visit.
  • Ultrasound (18-22 weeks) - the baby's organs will be evaluated along with size and development. If possible, and with your permission, the sex of your baby may be identified.
  • Gestional Diabetes Check (24-28 weeks) - you'll drink a sugar solution 50 minutes prior to your appointment. Your blood will be drawn to measure your blood sugar level. If you do not pass your first glucose test, you will be asked to schedule another appointment for a 3 Hour Glucose Tolerance Test.

Pregnancy Checks
{ every other week from 28-36 weeks of pregnancy }
  • General info - your weight and blood pressure are checked at each visit.
  • Nurse Talk (30 weeks) - at this visit, you'll discuss the last trimester of pregnancy, including labor and delivery, as well as who to call and when if you go into labor.

Pregnancy Checks
{ every week from 36 weeks until delivery }
  • General Info - your weight and blood pressure are checked at each visit. Your provider will check your cervix and the position of the baby. You may be put on a monitor to record the baby's heartbeat pattern.

6 Weeks Post-Partum
{ after your baby is born }
  • A physical exam and a Pap test will be performed and you and your provider will talk about any physical or emotional concerns you may have.