(Conception to 14 weeks)
Initial Appointment – At your first obstetrics appointment, you will have a complete history and physical examination to including a review of your past medical, surgical and family history and a physical exam to include a Pap Smear (if indicated).
At the first visit you will receive a packet of information about our hospital, Christus Spohn South Hospital, a list of medications that are safe to take while pregnant (list of medications) and prenatal vitamins samples. Appointments occur once per month during the first trimester.
(14 weeks to 28 weeks)
During your second trimester visits, you and your provider will review your blood pressure, weight gain and urinalysis results as well as any previously obtained lab results. We will listen to the fetal heart tones.
Around 20 weeks a detailed ultrasound to evaluate the fetal anatomy is performed. Appointments occur once per month during the second trimester.
(28 weeks until delivery)
During the third trimester visits, we will continue to monitor everything that was monitored in the second trimester to evaluate fetal growth and we will help you prepare for the delivery. Appointments occur once every 1-2 weeks during the third trimester.