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.
at 12:04 PM on May. 8, 2011