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What should I expect at my first prenatal visit tomorrow?

I'll be 7 weeks and 5 days.

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DavaneeKalei

Asked by DavaneeKalei at 11:59 AM on May. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • health history, blood work, questions, and possibly an ultrasound :) good luck!
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 12:00 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Most doctors do a regular physical. Breast exam, PAP smear, bimanual exam to assess the stage of pregnancy and give general health information about your pregnancy. You will fill out a medical and obstetrical history paper and your blood pressure, weight and pulse will be taken. Appointments usually last about 10 minutes. If they have an ultrasound machine available, they may do an ultrasound to date the pregnancy.

    Some doctors skip all that and just hand out their fee information lol.

    I see midwives and they just sit and chit chat, do a PAP smear if you want (I never get them early in pregnancy because my cervix bleeds really easily early on), take medical history and get an idea about what you want for your pregnancy care. Appointments usually last about an hour.

    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:04 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Forgot about the blood work lol. that too.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:04 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • In my experience it's best to have all of your questions written down to ask the practitioner during your appointment, no matter how insignificant you think the question is. If you're not sure about something (like what pain medications are ok, if you can eat runny eggs) ask the Dr.

    If you're seeing an OB or MD, you'll likely spend about 10 minutes with their nurse then 5 minutes with them; a midwife appointment is usually an hour or more.
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 4:29 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • They'll take a family history, its important to tell them everything. They'll have a look at your va-jay-jay, then probably do an ultra sound just to see if they can see anything yet, and they'll probably have you go get a blood test. Simple stuff really.
    monstersmommy20

    Answer by monstersmommy20 at 10:16 PM on May. 8, 2011

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