Prenatal care is health care the mother receives during pregnancy. Visits for prenatal care ensure that the mother and baby are both healthy and strong.
Regular checkups are also a good time to learn how to manage the discomforts of pregnancy, undergo necessary tests, learn about different warning signs, and ask questions. Mothers should begin prenatal care as soon as they know they’re pregnant.
The first antenatal care visit our providers will ask the patient about her medical history, her partner's medical history, and their family's medical history. The appointment also entails a thorough examination that can include any of the following:
Patients may also be offered blood or skin tests to check for:
Patients should schedule regular antenatal care visits. On follow-up prenatal care visits, our providers will check to make sure the patient’s pregnancy is progressing normally. On these follow-up visits, our providers may:
Follow-up visits are also good times to discuss any questions or concerns that have come up since the mother’s last visit.
During prenatal care visits, our providers will use specific tests to make sure that the mother and the fetus are both healthy. Some tests identify possible congenital disabilities. Standard prenatal tests for congenital disabilities and other abnormalities include:
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