Blood draw to check your blood type, for some STDs, if you have antibodies to rubella, etc. Urine test to check for proteins in your pee. Weight, blood pressure, might measure your belly. Internal exam to do a Pap smear and swab to check for infection and a couple other STDs that the blood test won't show. They may want to do a a screen for Down's and other things; you can refuse this if you want, it has a very high false positive rate and often causes more stress than it helps. S/he might want to do an ultrasound, which you can also refuse if you want.
You should take with you a list of questions about birth in general, and specific things like their C-section rate, their episiotomy rate, and talk to the dr about your feelings about epidural, waterbirth, etc, to make sure you're both on the same page! Is he a take-charge kind of OB? Or laid back? Different women want something different, make sure he's the right guy for you.
at 9:38 PM on Apr. 2, 2009