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From: Margie (ILovePhotos) Posted by hostJan-9 1:54 PM 
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Appointments

You'll see your doctor a lot during your pregnancy so it's important to choose some who you like and trust.
Most pregnant women have between 10 - 15 prenatal visits.
You'll typically see your doctor once every 4 weeks during your 1st and 2nd trimester.  During your 3rd trimester, you'll typically be seen once every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly until your baby is born.

Here is some info on what happens at prenatal doctor appointments:
1st prenatal visits are often scheduled when you're 8 weeks pregnant
During most visits, you'll have your weight and blood pressure recorded, you'll have blood tests and have your urine checked, the doctor will examine your belly and listen to your baby's heartbeat.
Your doctor should always be gathering information from you and sharing advice, education and counseling.  You should also be discussing tests and procedures.
Between 15-18 weeks, you may have a screening to see if your babies at risk for Down syndrome or spina bifida.
Between 16-20 weeks, you may have an ultrasound to check for any abnormalities and verify the baby's due date. You can usually also find out whether you're having a boy or a girl.
Between 24-28 weeks, you'll be given a glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes.

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