During your pregnancy, regularly scheduled appointments with your doctor are important and necessary. It is vital to keep each prenatal appointment, so that your physician is able to provide you with important information and monitor your pregnancy progress. In addition, this allows you an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
If you are planning to use the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) during your pregnancy, please submit the paperwork to your nurse at your earliest convenience. All paperwork will be completed within 7-10 business days.
Summary of visits
- Until 28 weeks of pregnancy, visits are scheduled approximately every 4 weeks.
- From 29 weeks to 36 weeks, visits are scheduled approximately every 2 weeks.
- From 36 weeks to delivery, appointments are scheduled every week.
At each prenatal visit, your weight, blood pressure and urine will be tested. Your physician will also measure your abdomen and discuss your pregnancy progress. If needed, the frequency of your visits may vary.
Approximately 2 weeks after delivery, you will receive a follow-up call from your nurse. She will speak with you regarding any concerns you may have and, if interested, contraception options. An assessment will also be taken using a postpartum screening tool and your 6 week postpartum visit will also be scheduled.